Epic might have announced the closure of its MOBA title Paragon, but the title will be living on in spirit.
The software developer and engine firm has announced that studios using Unreal Engine 4 can now use all of the assets from the deceased title. In an announcement press release, Epic claims that this represents $12m of development.
20 characters are available, complete with animations, video effects and dialogue, in addition to in excess of 1,500 environment assets.
Waste not want not
This is all available free-of-charge from the Unreal Engine Marketplace. Epic says that this isn't the only asset release, with additional packs coming later this year.
In terms of turning negative sentiment into positive press, this is a pretty good way of doing it. It alway shows a great use of the 'synergy' that can exist between Epic the game developer and Epic the engine maker.
The demise of Paragon was officially announced in January of this year and followed rumours from an Epic employee on Reddit, who claimed that development on the MOBA was being dropped so that the company could focus all its efforts on Fortnite.
That title is currently booming; the free-to-play release regularly has more than three million players and has become a real mainstream hit in a very short amount of time.