As it was released (and as it is about to die), Epic's Paragon looks very much like a Generic Video Game™. But these original pieces of character design show that it was at one point looking a lot cooler.
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Multiplayer battle arena Paragon shuts down on April 26, but its characters and environments have a chance to live on. Epic Games has released "$12 million worth" of the game's character and environment assets onto the Unreal Engine Marketplace for free.
Last week, players worried that the unexpected success of Fortnite would leave Epic Games' other big game, Paragon, in the dust. Turns out they were right to worry. Epic will shut down Paragon on April 26 and offer full refunds to every player, the company said today.
Yesterday a representative for Epic Games' online battle arena Paragon posted a message on Reddit casting the future of the game in doubt. Today, on the Unreal Tournament forums, fans are worrying over the fate of the latest instalment of that beloved series.
Both games share a common problem: the runaway success of Fortnite Battle Royale.
Multiplayer arena game Paragon has been in a weird place since it debuted last year. Harnessing the full power of the Unreal Engine, it looked like an action game, but played like a slow and plodding MOBA. Today's Monolith update speeds things up a great deal.