blog post | March 27, 2018 | by Cassidy Dwelis
Christmas came in March this year for many independent game developers using the Unreal 4 engine. On the 18th of this month, Epic Games made a huge announcement in regards to their game Paragon:
“We are extremely excited to announce that we’ve released $12 million worth of assets from our action MOBA Paragon on the Unreal Engine Marketplace. They’re all free to use in your Unreal Engine 4 projects with no strings attached!... We look forward to seeing what developers around the world do with them!”
In unfortunate wake of the game shutting down, Epic is releasing nearly twelve million dollars’ worth of Paragon assets to the Unreal Engine development community for free. They announced this March that, as of the 19th, Unreal Engine 4 developers have access to all of the free assets, which include twenty AAA-quality characters, skins, animations, VFX, dialogue, and over 1500 environmental models.
Even more assets are going to be released through the spring and summer of 2018 and updates on the Paragon takedown can be viewed at unrealengine.com/paragon. The Paragon Asset Release forum thread can also be accessed by developers for assistance and guidance on how to get started with the Paragon assets in Unreal 4.
While no one likes to see a game fall, especially after a lot of development time and the incredible amount of work hours put in by the Epic team, it is a blessing in disguise as indie game developers rejoice over the opportunity to be able to use, see, and learn from AAA creators and their assets.
Link to free downloads: www.unrealengine.com/en-US/paragon