Feels like it was only yesterday that Epic Games was celebrating the success of Fortnite as one of the most played games in the world whilst coming to realisation that it's other game - the third-person action MOBA Paragon - wasn't quite finding an audience. And so plans were put in place to shut down servers in April. And now, in a surprise twist, Epic is giving away all Paragon in-game assets for free.
And as per this forum post
, it includes everything. From character packs that come with base meshes, textures, skins, animations, abilities and character FX, and dialogue, to environment packs that include all relevant map elements plus structures like turrets, inhibitors, and towers. Also, audio packs that include all announcer dialogue.
All are being offered for free for use in commercial and non-commercial Unreal Engine 4 projects via the Unreal Engine Marketplace. As for the $12 million figure we assume that's in reference to the time and money spent by Epic on developing the assets for the sadly defunct Paragon.
It'll be interesting to see what projects materialise from this move.