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Epic’s long-dead MOBA Paragon is being revived
The game was shut down due to the massive success of Fortnite in 2018
Paragon, a MOBA that was shut down in 2018 by Epic, is being revived.
Spotted by PC Gamer, the defunct MOBA is being reborn as Paragon: The Overprime. It’s being developed by South Korean studio Netmarble, PtO and will be a free-to-play action MOBA.
“Paragon: The Overprime is a free team-based TPS Action MOBA. Choose one of the many powerful heroes with unique skills and work with your teammates to conquer the Prime battlefield. Speed across the battlefield with the heroes of Prime and feel the thrill of the action,” according to the game’s description on the Epic Game Store.
The game will enter early access soon, however, no timeframe has been given for how long the game will remain in this state.
Paragon was a third-person MOBA that was released in March 2016 on PC and PlayStation 4. Initially released as a pay-to-play early access title, it entered an open beta state in 2016.
Before the game could receive a full release, however, the game was closed down and much of the team’s efforts were redirected to Fortnite, which was in the process of taking over the world.
Following the closure of Paragon, almost all of the game’s assets were released for free by Epic and have made their way into several other games.
In October, Netmarble was granted by Epic Games to used all Paragon assets to craft Overprime. This allows the company to use all of the IP, including the Paragon trademark for the project.