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Fortnite's Huge Success Means Its Studio's Other Game Might Not Live On

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Sherri Watson | 19 January, 2018, 08:30

" There's a huge map update coming to Fortnite Battle Royale on Thursday, January 18, that will add all new points of interest to the game, such as the city area, "Tilted Towers" and the underground mines, "Shifty Shafts". But that same success has cast some doubt on the future of their third-person MOBA Paragon, and the developers are now questioning whether the have a path to make game a success.

That's according to community coordinator Edgar Diaz, who yesterday posted an "open discussion" on the state of Paragon to Reddit, lining out the issues they're facing and the game's uncertain footing. However, due to the overwhelming success of Fortnite, Epic Games is shifting focus. This is due in part to a number of Paragon developers moving to the Fortnite team and the issues mentioned above.

Work on Paragon continues.

However, progress has been slower lately for two reasons: First, the team's time is split between immediate improvements and longer-term efforts, so there's less visible progress.

Epic says it is looking at the path it wants Paragon to take, but the challenge is creating a version of Paragon that achieves "that magical combination of ingredients that make for a sustainable game".

However, Epic Games' own offering called Fortnite Battle Royale has also been making waves. "It's great technology that is useful in Battle Royale but also in all of our Unreal Engine licensees".

We know you have a lot of questions about the future of Paragon.

These changes are fuelled by the implementation of level streaming, which is big news not just for Fortnite but for Epic's Unreal Engine in general. "While we have nothing to announce right now regarding vehicles or additional maps, the team dedicated to delivering all kinds of new content to players on a regular basis, and wouldn't rule anything out", told an Epic representative to Gamespot.