We have some unfortunate news to share today, as it has just been announced that Epic is shutting down Paragon. In a surprising but welcomed move, they are offering refunds on all purchases made on any platform.
Here’s Epic Games’ full statement:
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:
- 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.
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.
This is certainly disappointing to see, especially considering it’s an online-only game with a passionate community. At least Epic Games is taking as much of a pro-consumer stance as possible here by providing refunds. With that said, I can’t help but wonder if the success of Fortnite Battle Royale has in any way pulled Epic’s attention off of Paragon. Hopefully that’s not the case. Regardless, if you want to play any more Paragon matches before it closes, be sure to do so prior to April 26th, 2018.