Epic Games Reviving MOBA it Shut Down in 2018

Paragon: The Overprime will enter early access soon.
Paragon: The Overprime will enter early access soon. / Epic Games, Netmarble, PtO

Epic Games plans to revive the MOBA it released in 2016 but largely abandoned in 2018, when Fortnite's runaway success pushed the company to pour all its resources into the battle royale.

The original game was titled Paragon and the revived form will take the name Paragon: The Overprime. South Korean studio Netmarble, PtO will develop the game, and it will be released as a free-to-play action MOBA.

"PARAGON: The Overprime is a MOBA game where you can enjoy spectacular dynamic attack skills of the heroes in a 3D TPS view. It is a game where two opposing teams of heroes destroy each other's bases. Choose one of the unique heroes and join the battlefield on one of our sci-fi inspired maps," reads the description of a video posted to the official Paragon: The Overprime YouTube channel Wednesday.

The game has also appeared on the Epic Games Store, and will enter early access soon, but no final release date has yet been named.

The original Paragon was also a third-person MOBA, and hit PC and PlayStation 4 in March 2016. It entered an open beta later that year, but shut down shortly after to redirect efforts to Fortnite. The game never saw a full release, and Epic Games gave away most of its assets for free. Several have been used in other games.