Epic Games has one last hurrah for the failed Paragon MOBA. Releasing all assets from the game for free on the Unreal Engine Marketplace; allowing other developers to make use of the painstakingly designed character models, animations, VFX, voice lines and more.
The company had originally spent some $12 million (RM47 million) to develop these assets for Paragon; which entered into an open beta in February 2017. Unfortunately, it failed to attract a large enough playerbase, with Epic ultimately deciding to shutdown servers next month.
When that happens, everything used for the game will be released to others using the Unreal Engine for their own development efforts. This includes all 20 characters that were created for Paragon, complete with animation models, meshes, textures, and dialogue. Epic is also releasing 1,500 environment assets along with a sample map for testing or customisation.
Paragon seems to have simply had the misfortune of appearing at the end of the MOBA trend. Quickly losing ground to the multiplayer battle arena games that have taken over the gaming sphere. It doesn’t help that Epic Games is also doing very well with the Fortnite Battlegrounds, a development pivot that seems to have cannibalised the Paragon team.
[Source: Unreal Engine]