Epic Games has announced via a blog post that their free to play MOBA Paragon will be shutting down near the end of April. While the news may be disappointing for some, it’s not exactly unexpected as rumours started swirling earlier this week, likely in part due to the success and popularity of Fortnite and Fortnite Battle Royale — two of Epic’s other games. The latter, Battle Royale, is also a free to play title and is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Epic not only states that there aren’t enough players for Paragon to be a sustainable MOBA, they also mention that they “didn’t execute well enough” in the game. As a result, Epic is offering up a FULL refund for all purchases any player has made while playing the game. Game servers will shut down for good on April 26 of this year.
You can read the full post with instructions on how to request your refund below:
It’s with heavy hearts we’ve decided to close down Paragon.
We truly appreciate everything you’ve put into Paragon. We received many passionate ideas for where to take the game; the outpouring of thoughtful suggestions is another testament to this incredible community.
After careful consideration, and many difficult internal debates, we feel there isn’t a clear path for us to grow Paragon into a MOBA that retains enough players to be sustainable.
We didn’t execute well enough to deliver on the promise of Paragon. We have failed you — despite the team’s incredibly hard work — and we’re sorry.
To try to make this right, Epic is offering a full refund to every Paragon player for every purchase on any platform. This refund will come directly from Epic rather than your platform provider.
To request your refund, follow these steps:
- If you’re not playing on PC, link your Epic account (create one if necessary).
- If you play on PC, or have already linked your Epic account, you can request your refund here.
We’ll continue operating Paragon servers until April 26, 2018. As the player population continues to decrease, matchmaking times and quality will further degrade.
Thank you for joining us on this journey and for your dedication to Paragon.
The news comes not quite a year since the game hit open beta last February after an initial pay-to-play early access period which began in the spring of 2016. Do you play Paragon? What do you think of this news? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: Epic Games