Fortnite has slowed Paragon's growth

Yolanda Curtis
January 19, 2018

So well, that they have officially surpassed 40 million players since launch, and to celebrate - the team over at Epic Games has released a new developer update video to give a sneak peak at what's to come in the upcoming patch!

Speaking on Reddit, Epic's community spoke candidly with the Paragon community about the future of the MOBA and how Fortnite's success has impacted the studio's future plans for the project.

If you thought the Fortnite map for the Battle Royale mode was just way too empty, too small, or too unexciting, Epic Games chose to update the map with several new locations, including the new Tilted Towers city location, the Shifty Shafts mine in the mountains, the Junk Junction junkyard beyond the forest, and a motel out in the plains.

The game's worldwide player base has now increased to a whopping 45 million players and the game recently racked up an impressive 2m concurrent players.

Because of this, Epic says Paragon updates have slowed down as the team tries to figure out if and how it can guide Paragon to some level of mainstream success and sustainability.

Epic Games has confirmed that there will be new map additions for the first time since the game was launched previous year. Though Paragon has evolved, no iteration has yet achieved that magical combination of ingredients that make for a sustainable game.

By now, chances are you've heard of how successful Epic Games' Fortnite has become.

Players can also expect a new underground mine that will encourage close combat shotgun battles.

The development on Paragon continues but due to their focus on Fortnite, the process is slow but they are doing their best at the moment.

Fortnite's "Save the World" PvE campaign remains in paid Early Access and we have lots of great updates in the works including the previously announced "Block Party" mode and some spooky October content.

"Here inside Epic, we're talking about the future of Paragon in pretty much the same terms as you're talking about it", the post continues.

Other reports by iNewsToday