Beating PUBG to market on the console, the free Epic Fortnite shooting game: Battle Royale has been a great success. The studio recently announced that Fortnite had surpassed 40 million downloads in January, spread across the base game and Battle Royale.
The popularity of the game is affecting the other free Epic game, Paragon, which is now only seeing a "small number" of players who are left with the game in the long term, the study said in a Reddit publication. As such, Epic is not sure about the future of the game.
"The main challenge is that, of the new players who try Paragon, only a small number continue to play regularly after a month," said Epic. "Although Paragon has evolved, no iteration has yet achieved that magical combination of ingredients that make it a sustainable game."
Epic added that he does not believe the problem is related to marketing or monetization, noting that he has "good ideas" about how to solve those problems if more players came on board.In the course of the next few weeks, Epic He said he plans to evaluate whether it is possible to develop a plan to take Paragon to a place where it can see measurable "growth and success."
For now, Paragon players should expect the frequency of updates to decrease. It is understandable that Epic wants to maintain the updates and support for Fortnite, since that type of commitment has been an important part of the development of Fortune. attractiveness of the game. "Epic also noted that Fortnite is now" much bigger than anything in Epic's past. "
" We welcome your thoughts about what we should do [with Paragon]"said Epic. "Like you, the team is deeply passionate about Paragon, and like you, we would love to find a path that works, and like the community in general, we do not all agree on what could put Paragon on a fundamental path. better for everyone. "
Paragon, a MOBA, initially released in 2016 as an early access paid game on PS4 and PC, with an open beta version and a free version that will begin in February of last year. As for Fortnite, this week a new update has appeared for the game, making significant changes to the map and more.
In addition to Paragon and Fornite, Epic is working on a free Unreal Tournament game. The company also operates and licenses Unreal Engine, which is very popular.