Paragon by Epic Games was an attempt by the publisher and developer to cash in into the MOBA craze. Developed under Unreal Engine 4, the developers initially started a pay-to-play early-access for the game in 2016. Later on, it shifted to open beta starting in August 2016. Unfortunately, Epic Games couldn’t sustain the title, citing less player base and shutting the servers down in 2018.
However, it seems the game is getting another chance under new ownership. Spotted first by PC Gamer, South Korean studio Netmarble took it upon themselves to revive the game.
Renamed Paragon: The Overprime, it is a free team-based TPS Action MOBA. Players choose one of the many heroes with unique skills and work with their team to conquer the Prime battlefield.
Interestingly, many games have released utilizing Paragon’s assets, as Epic Games made them readily available for everyone. The fact that the title uses all of Paragon’s assets and permission from Epic for branding is fittingly coming to full circle.
Paragon: The Overprime is currently performing some final tests before entering early access in November. No exact release date has been shared by the developers. Fortunately, the game will launch in Epic Games Store as a free-to-play title.
As of now, the title is checking its new characters, a new map, an improved item index, a new UI and a reworked tutorial/training system. Furthermore, the original Paragon launched for PlayStation 4, so whether this will launch on consoles is yet to be seen.