Epic announced today that the game is shutting down on April 26th. Here's their 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.
While everyone will be quick to blame Fortnite, I think this game was always gonna die a slow death. Huge sweeping changes every few months, characters will no personality (they were working on voice lines and whatnot, but those never came), a card system that always felt needlessly complicated and tacked on, and what I can only assume is a declining marke for MOBAs all contributed to this game's death.
And while I had a lot of ups and downs with this game, I think ultimately, I'm sad to see it go.
On the bright side, depending on how much I am refunded, looks like I'll be able to afford Monster Hunter world now.