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Paragoner! Epic Games is Shutting Down Paragon in April

Paragon is not long for this world. Epic Games broke the news on their social media just now.

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Sad news from Epic Games, today. The studio has announced that they will be shutting down Paragon on April, 26, 2018. This comes on the back of the news that they were shifting development resources to Fortnite.

Here is the full statement from the official Epic Games blog:


Hey Everyone,

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.



We will keep our readers updated on this developing news. Shacknews would like to thank the developers for their efforts and wish them the best of luck in future endeavors. Perhaps they can look to this quote embedded above from the late Steve Jobs for inspiration.

Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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    January 26, 2018 12:06 PM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Paragoner! Epic Games is Shutting Down Paragon in April

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      January 26, 2018 12:16 PM

      Bummer :(

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        January 26, 2018 12:17 PM

        Parabummer

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          January 26, 2018 12:34 PM

          Did anyone ever play that? I never saw anyone on the shack talking about it other than when it was announced in some trailer.

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            January 26, 2018 1:16 PM

            I played it a great deal before joining the Shack team. I'm sad to see it go, but can't say that I'll be missing out at this point in time.

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            January 26, 2018 10:13 PM

            I tried it. But I don't know MOBAs and gave up really fast.

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      January 26, 2018 12:18 PM

      That sucks, it was a fun take on the MOBA catagory of games, for sure. I enjoyed it for a couple months.

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      January 26, 2018 12:31 PM

      at least they're offering full refunds

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      January 26, 2018 12:35 PM

      100 battle royale games jump out of a plane....

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      January 26, 2018 12:36 PM

      This game was at it's best before the card system overhaul. I'm sure there were tweaks needed, but a whole change to the way the card system worked... that just didn't make sense. I played the hell out of this with my friends until that point. We all three didn't enjoy the new card system and quit.

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      January 27, 2018 3:51 AM

      I should give it a go before it closes. The character designs looked neat if nothing else.