Epic Games Decide To Shut Down Paragon In April
Posted Jan 26, 2018 by DarthHazard
Epic Games have announced that they will be shutting down Paragon on the 26th of April 2018.
In a letter to fans on their site, Epic Games apologised for the decision, even going as far as claiming that they failed the games players. "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."
The letter also states that the decision was only taken after "careful consideration, and many difficult internal debates". It seems that the Paragon community tried their best, sharing "many passionate ideas for where to take the game" but it just wasn't to be. The decision to shut down the game would have also been helped by Epic Games' success with Fortnite which has enjoyed increasing popularity since its launch. The decision will ensure that Fortnite has a much larger team working on its development.
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:
We’ll continue operating Paragon servers until April 26, 2018. As the player population continues to decrease, matchmaking times and quality will further degrade.
- 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.
Thank you for joining us on this journey and for your dedication to Paragon.”
Every Paragon player that made a purchase on any platform have also been offered a full refund for every purchase. However, this is only if they request a refund through the Epic Games website.
The Paragon servers will be shut down on the 26th of April. Until then the community can enjoy, play and experience the game for one last time. Will you be playing for one last time?