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Epic Freely Releases Paragon Assets Valued at $12 Million

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  • Epic Freely Releases Paragon Assets Valued at $12 Million

    Free Paragon assets
    In January, Epic Games decided to shut down their action-MOBA title Paragon. The obvious reason being that they wanted to shift more attention on to Fortnite Battle Royale. Even though it's gone, Paragon won't soon be forgotten because Epic just released assets from the game that have been valued at $12 million (USD).

    The $12 million worth of Paragon assets have been released for free. That means that anybody using Unreal Engine 4 for development purposes can make use of any of the 20 character models, any of the skins, all animations, all visual work, and even all dialogue lines. Even more, over 1,500 pieces of environmental work are included in this release.
    For those interested in importing Paragon characters into their projects, Epic recommends starting with Shinbi, who comes with an animation Blueprint. This can be used as a framework for animating the other characters in the Paragon packs. Epic is also shipping a sample map that is handy for testing and can be used as a baseline for creating more customized environments.

    Available Paragon assets include:
    Characters: 20 Paragon Hero characters will be initially available including all skins for distinct character variants. The release also includes base meshes, thousands of textures, VFX and animation cycles, and dialogue with hundreds of sound cues. The character Shinbi comes with an animation Blueprint which can be tailored to specific needs. Epic sends special thanks to OTOY and 3D Scan Store for granting permission to keep intact the high-quality character materials using their facial and body scanning technologies as part of this release.

    Environments: The Paragon release includes over 1,500 environment assets created for the Agora and Monolith maps, including a sample map for developers to use and customize as desired.

    More to Come: Epic will release millions of dollars worth of additional Paragon asset packs beyond the initial $12 million offering through spring and summer 2018.

    The assets are already starting to appear on the Unreal Engine Marketplace.