September 28th, 2018

Epic confirms Paragon is shutting down in April – “We have failed you”

Epic confirms Paragon is shutting down in April – “We have failed you”

After a week of waiting for an update from Epic, today they have confirmed they will shut down Paragon.

As someone who plays daily, to say I am gutted is an understatement. This is a very sad end to a game that showed so much promise. In my last article, I outlined some of the problems the game faces, and despite community support, Epic not willing to invest any more money in the project. This is a real shame becasue they have been given plenty of feedback on how to improve the game and what needs priority attention.

In this age of gaming, it’s frustrating to see that money carries so much weight and good projects can be dumped so easily. Paragon could have been profitable if Epic had listened to the community. As they say themselves, “We have failed you”. Yes Epic, you really did fail on this one.

The full statement reads:

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:

  1. If you’re not playing on PC, link your Epic account (create one if necessary).
  2. 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 success of Fortnite has been the nail in the coffin for Paragon which is a real kick in the nuts for players who have supported Paragon for years.

It’s likely this is the end for the game, but if another developer picked this up, that would be outstanding.

I will now leave you with this trailer which got everyone so excited when it was first announced. Cracking video.

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  • Paul Younger

    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

    • Elly Davis

      What an utter waste of a decent game.

      I wonder how open they would be to handing it over to another developer.

      Epic should have listened to their community, and they should have fixed the matchmaking.

    • Gong

      Let’s hope and I have hope that one day see this great game by another producer

      • Paul Younger

        I certainly hope so. Someone could take this on and make it fantastic.

    • felipescado

      well, as soon as they decided to make the game matche shorter, and revolve every single update change and all around that idea, the game became boring,that simple, we asked for legacy maps and not even that we receive, so yeah, while im sad to see it gone, it deserves it, they didnt want to listen now thats what happens

    • Paul Bryant

      Epic has been out of touch for years. Great engine, crappy games (unless a copycat of other’s success) and their public faces/voices are a disaster. Their Chinese masters need to get a hold of this mess of a company before they go bankrupt.

      • Freeman4096

        mostly agree but Hellblade is great game.