Today Epic announced the release of $12 million worth of Paragon assets which includes 20 AAA-quality characters, with their respective skins, animations, VFX, and dialogue, along with over 1,500 environment components from Paragon.
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.
Epic even released a trailer of sorts celebrating the release, check it out:
This is good news for game makers who may benefit from these assets, including projects like the one at Visionary Games. Which by the way is a fan-made attempt to create a successor to Paragon.
It’s been a few months since Paragon shut down for a variety of reasons, a lot of players blame poor developer choice as crucial to the failure of the game. I think anyone would agree that this decision is great for the gaming community as a whole. Although I do expect a whole new shovel-load of asset flips to show up on Steam using these assets in the near future. Hooray for cynicism!