Epic Games’ action MOBA Paragon never quite found the audience it needed to thrive, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. The game is slated to shut down forever in April, but all of Epic’s work won’t go to waste: The developer is giving away millions of dollars worth of Paragon game assets for free, so that Unreal Engine developers can use them for their own projects.
According to a post on the Unreal Engine website, “20 AAA-quality characters, with their respective skins, animations, VFX and dialogue, along with over 1,500 environment components from Paragon” are now available for free in the Unreal Engine Marketplace.
Epic said developers can “use them in your own UE4 projects, with no strings attached,” so we may see the cast of Paragon return someday in an Unreal Engine-powered fighting game or dating sim someday. Developing all those assets cost Epic some $12 million, so hopefully we’ll get something out of that investment.
With Epic’s efforts now focused on developing Fortnite, Paragon’s loss is our gain. Browse the free assets from the Unreal Engine Marketplace to see if there’s something you’d like to use.