Though never available on the Xbox One, Epic Games' MOBA, Paragon, built a fairly dedicated community of players on PC and on PS4. Now, though, the sun has set, the curtain has closed and Paragon is being shut down on April 26.
The official release (via Kotaku) doesn't really mention the true underlying reasons behind the shut down though.
Less than two weeks ago, a member of the Paragon team took to Reddit for an 'open discussion' on where they were at with Paragon. And it became clear immediately that the massive success of Fortnite since launching the Battle Royale mode has lead to many of the Paragon team being redeployed.
With over 40 million players across three platforms, Fortnite Battle Royale has grown at an incredible rate, even with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds running alongside it. Battle Royale is getting bigger every day, so it's understandable that Epic would have to prioritize.
That doesn't make Paragon players feel any better, though. They've got until April 26 to keep on playing though it's likely player counts will start to dwindle following the announcement of its closure. What is good news for Paragon players is that any money they've spent on the game (it's free to play with in-game purchases) will be refunded in full by Epic Games
Full details on the closure and how to get your money back can be found on the Epic Games blog.
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