Publisher Epic Games has announced that it will be closing down its action MOBA Paragon on 26th April. As a result, all players will receive a full refund “for every purchase on every platform,” according to a statement attributed to ‘The Paragon Team’. A generous and unexpected move from Epic that will hopefully lessen the blow for any remaining players who sunk money into the free to play title.
“We truly appreciate everything you’ve put into Paragon,” the statement reads. “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.”
The relative success of Fortnite will numb the pain within Epic, and is likely allowing the company to issue these refunds without feeling too much of a hit. For full details on how to receive a refund on Paragon purchases, check out the official blog post.