April 26, 2018—a day of mourning for all who were fans of the cult-hit MOBA action game, Paragon. It was the day that all the servers of Paragon have shut down for good. Within just a short span of 2 years, we bid farewell to one of gaming’s oddest stories ever told. Epic Games have stated that “We are now focusing all our efforts on Fortnite.” If you have not heard of Paragon, it was a sort of experimental MOBA game made by Epic Games—the same developer that made smash hits such as Unreal Tournament, Gears of War and Bulletstorm. Allow me to elaborate from its humble beginnings to its surprising demise.
In 2016, Epic Games was seeking out a new innovation in multiplayer gaming as they always have in Unreal Tournament and Gears of War. Epic Games used to be the forefront of pioneering new systems based on already-made concepts, such as amping up the carnage from Quake into a more refined yet crazy gabfest that is Unreal, the addition of a one-tap cover system as well as doing Executions in the most gruesome ways in Gears of War and finally, making a MOBA game that is definitely one of a kind. Continue reading “Epic Escorts Paragon to the Chopping Block, What Happens Next?”