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enlarge / In three months, the online “action MOBA” game from Epic Games Paragon will be… para-away.

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Ten days after scary-sounding news for the free-to-play online game Paragonthe series creators confirmed to Epic Games the looming suspicions of fans that the game will be discontinued soon.

ParagonThe announcement at the end of Friday gives the game exactly three months until the servers go down on April 26. That means that after an “early access payment” in March 2016, the game will barely have crossed the two-year mark. launch. The news comes with a candid admission of the “action MOBA” game’s shortcomings and an even more candid apology to fans.

“After careful consideration and many difficult internal debates, we feel there is no clear path for us to grow Paragon in a MOBA that holds enough players to be durable,” the post, written by “the Paragon team,” says. “We didn’t perform well enough to deliver on the promise of Paragon. We let you down – despite the incredibly hard work of the team – and we are sorry.”

Like other F2P games, Paragon relied on real money (MTX) microtransactions rather than a fixed price for entry, but unlike similar games that have closed, Epic promises to fully refund all money spent by its players. To receive this refund, players will need to log into Epic’s help desk system and then fill out a form with details such as purchase date ranges and exact transaction amounts – so look for those credit card receipts, Paragon fans. Epic notes that refunds will come directly from Epic, rather than from platform holders like PlayStation Network. This means that Epic is likely eating the percentage that third-party platforms charge for online transactions.

“Less Than a Dozen”

This news follows a Reddit announcement in mid-January from the series’ developers about the game’s uneven state, and, perhaps more tellingly, a confession that Paragon‘s development was held up in part by Epic’s huge success Fortnite Battle Royale mode – another free-to-play game that started collecting millions of players across PCs and consoles after a launch in late 2017.

Unconfirmed tips from Epic insiders started pouring into Ars after that article went live, and one of them claimed that Paragon was already closer to cancellation than Epic had told fans in that Reddit post. This unconfirmed tip claimed a massive redistribution of epic manpower and resources to… FNBRO from other projects and that Paragon‘s staff had shrunk from more than 100 employees to “less than a dozen.” The alleged reason for that redistribution: FNBRO is doing quite well financially, despite being a completely free-to-play offshoot of the standard “Save the World” mode, selling cosmetic MTX to its players on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Epic didn’t immediately respond to it. request from Ars for comment on these allegations.

Epic’s Friday announcement confirms that: Paragon will still be live and playable for the next three months, but it also warns fans to expect a less-than-ideal gameplay experience. “As the player population continues to decline, matchmaking times and quality will continue to decline.”

By akfire1

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