Epic Games announced in January that their free-to-play MOBA, Paragon, will be shutting down in April. But, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Paragon’s assets will be put to good use, with Epic Games offering them on the Unreal Engine marketplace for Unreal Engine 4 developers to use free of charge.
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Epic Games revealed in their official announcement that the assets’ combined worth is over $12 million, and includes “20 triple-A characters, and over 1,500 environment components from Paragon.” Epic also revealed they will be releasing additional characters from Paragon over the coming months.
In addition, the videogame, and software developers announced the launch of Unreal Engine 4.19. The update includes significant upgrades, including sequencer cinematic workflow and landscape level of detail (LOD) improvements.
Unreal Engine 4.19 “enables artists and designers to step inside the creative process with tools that become almost transparent so creators can spend more time building beautiful worlds."
The update includes much-needed improvements to rendering, physics, lighting, and terrain, making it easier and faster to run 3D content in Unreal. Other new features include the Maya Live Link, the unified augmented reality framework with AR project template, temporal upsampling, dynamic resolution, material layering, and physical light units.
For more details on Unreal Engine 4.19, click here.