Epic Games Explains Why Paragon Is Not Coming To The Xbox One

Full focus on PS4 and PC at this point, says Steve Superville, Creative Director.

Posted By | On 09th, Jun. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


Paragon

Epic Games are currently working on a number of projects such as Fortnite and Unreal Engine 4. Among those projects is Paragon a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena. The game is expected to launch on the PlayStation 4 and PC but there are currently no plans for a Xbox One version. However recent GDC documents indicate a possible Xbox One version may be in development. So is Paragon going to come to Xbox One in the future?

“What you’re referring to is a presentation that was specifically focused on the multiplatform Unreal Engine 4 and optimization,” Steve Superville, Creative Director said to GamingBolt. “We’re currently focused on the PlayStation 4 and PC version of Paragon.”

When asked whether there was a specific reason behind the lack of an Xbox One version to begin with, Steve stated that: “We’ve decided to focus our resources on PC and PlayStation 4 as we rolled out Paragon in Early Access and in open beta. Sony’s been a great partner, as well, and has been really open to things like cross-play, cross-progression, and such, which was really important to us from the start.”

Paragon is in early access at this point and is expected to fully launch sometime later this year.


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  • kee1haul

    Because the guy in charge of Epic, Tim Sweeny hate Microsoft. He says it all over twitter.

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    • dead fanboy

      Poor Timmy his a bitter and sad creature. Just imagine you lose your top talent like Rod Ferguson ( Gears of War 4) and Cliff Berzinski ( Lawbreakers). Now Timmy is stuck with an MMO that’s going to likely flop. Lets give this bittered creature a break.

  • Triton

    How hard can it be to port the PC version to Xbox One?
    Devs say it takes hours, up to a week.

    Of course they arent working on a extra version.

    • kee1haul

      Irony if they made it in UWP to begin with, they need only click a button.

    • theduckofdeath

      Sweeney is railing against it. He thinks it is a trap. Could be…

      I have the basic beginner license of Paragon on PC. A month ago, I gave it a run. Not really sure what to think.

    • kee1haul

      And what would the trap be? Suddenly jack up the prices, swipe IP from under noses? They wouldn’t get away with it and it would just result in a new ‘Google’ coming along and relieving the problem. Best not to make the problem in the first place.

    • Hvd

      no worries it will flop on pc anyway….lol

    • andrew159159

      Doesn’t matter if it flops on PC, we still have it you don’t. Lol haha

    • Hvd

      like i said before it will flop even on the ps4 console gamers dont like mobas and esports.

      the know its going to flop that why they are going to bring it to the ps4.

    • andrew159159

      No, they brought it to PS4 either because it has a larger market for the genre of game it’s targeting or because the PS4 is, simply put, better than the Xbox.
      Either way Xbox players will never get it!

    • Hvd

      wrong just because the ps4 sold 40m consoles doesnt mean 40m people will but it only an idiot will think that.it even if its f2p on console that doesnt mean 10m peoiple agr going to buy it.

      example ps4 exclusive uncharted 4 the REASON people buy a ps4 only sold 2.7 m copies on 40m consoles.it doesnt matter the amount of console owners.

      some AAA titles sell the same on ps4 as xbox one .like i said only an idiot thinks because of 40m its going to sell more…lol

    • andrew159159

      Wow, I never said it was going to sell more I just said it was a bigger market. The same applies to Xbox as well, so obviously they’re going to go for the comsole with the most sales as it may have the largest market.

      Who’s the idiot now, certainly not I.

    • Hvd

      you said bigger market which means expected to sell more because of the bigger market..

      look at the consoles 40m ps4 and 20m xbox ones uncharted 4 sold 2.7m out of 40m consoles and halo 5 sold 5m out of 20m.these are top exclusives on console and you think because of a bigger player base it will do better if that was true uncharted should have sold 20m….lol

      just because there are 40m ps4 doesnt mean more people will play paragon.

    • andrew159159

      Of course it doesn’t, but from a dev point of view it’s the best way of ensuring maximum market penetration with lowest cost.
      If someone said you can reach a max of 20m people with this console or 40m with another, which would you pick?

    • Hvd

      wrong again if you wanted the most money possible you would put your game on all platforms.

      fyi this is a cash shop game you buy skins that kind of game doesnt work on consoles.

    • andrew159159

      Of course you would put the game on all platforms but what if budget or time or technological limitations prevent this?
      You would obviously pit it on the console’s with the largest market share e.g PS4 over Xbox.

    • Hvd

      wrong again its easier to develop for consoles over pc.you just can get it right…lol

      like i told you before 40m ps4 only 2.7 m uncharted 4’s sold it doent matter how many consoles are sold.

      only an idiot think that.

    • andrew159159

      I think your fanboyism is blinding you to the facts, no matter how easy something is if you don’t have the time or resources to do it you can’t do it.

    • Hvd

      isnt fanboyism have YOU have been doing this whole time saying if they want money go to the biggest player base if that was true they wouldnt leave pc.

      all i have been says is if you want the most money possible you hit ALL platforms but you think thats fanboyis? i think we know who the fan boy is here and its not me…lol

      and you are WRONG again.

    • andrew159159

      And I’m explaining why it hasn’t been ported to all consoles in this case fanboy. It will never come to the Xbox as it has the smallest market share of the major consoles.
      Besides the PC has the largest market share, greater than any of the consoles, especially for MOBAs so don’t you start with the “they should leave PC” rubbish.

      Don’t try to strawman argument me, you won’t win.
      Keep trying fanboy, maybe one day you’ll have a good argument!

    • that’s not the issue… you saw where he said they wanted cross play, right? that’s why FFXIV isn’t on the system either, they don’t want separate servers.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_DOLfeX6of0:disqus

      How hard can it be to port the PC version to Xbox One?
      Devs say it takes hours, up to a week.

      LOL Devs say it takes hours, up to a week? Which devs? Please link me to the article where a developer says ports to XB1 only take up to a week.

      If you can’t link me, please retract that statement.

    • Triton

      Please educate your’self before suggesting that Im lying you damn 12 year old.
      This claim is yours and you may provide ME with a link where it says it not possible.
      If you’re at all interested in anything gaming and especially converting apps to DX12/UWP, surely you’ve had to come across this information already.

  • dead fanboy

    Xbox One doesn’t need this Paragon . It has Sea of Thieves and Hawken coming to Microsoft platform. Epic isn’t the same since the real talent left the company to the Coalition and then Cliff went independent.

    • TristanPR77

      Of course of course. You will say just about anything to justify xbox. If this game was announced tomorrow to be available on Xbox, you would be singing another tune.

    • shane

      Let me guess, your a PS owner. Right??

    • Jakub Kaminski

      Let me guess, you are an Xbox owner. Right?

    • shane

      Got dam right I am.

    • shane

      BTW, how many accounts did you set up so you can up vote your comment’s. Just curious because Mr zrat does the same thing.

    • sgt_hammertime

      trolls are trolls, they’re not Mr.

    • Hvd

      xbox one doesnt need esports.this game is $60 on pc it will flop…lol

    • andrew159159

      It’s not $60, you can just use something called g2a to get it cheaper!

    • andy

      And the Coalition have proven themselves to be so talented at online games so far or any games at all yet???

      http://s01.riotpixels.net/data/43/1d/431d0990-b52f-4283-b24e-faa5b84fd02f.jpg/screenshot.paragon.1920×1080.2016-03-06.17.jpg

      http://www.technobuffalo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/gears-of-war-4-beta-screenshot-saturday-02-1280×720.jpg

      BOTH OF THESE SCREENS ARE ALPHA, not just the Gears of War 4 pic that we KNOW is alpha since everyone has jammed that point down our throats already including the real talented devs. Which one of these teams has “real talent” with the Unreal engine going by these screens?

      But I’m sure the next article that says “why game x, y or z isn’t coming to Xbone”, you will still be saying the same thing.

    • dead fanboy

      Have you notice paragon will be release first than Gears of War 4. Epic lost credibility with Gears of War judgement during that time Rod and Cliff already left Epic creating an awesome game named Bioschock.

    • shane

      I think it was almost all done by People Can Fly who developed judgement.

    • dead fanboy

      Gears of War 4 and Lawbreakers will showcase Epic and how they lost all of there talent. Poor Timmy his a bitter and sad man.

    • Mr Xrat

      A bunch of washed up turds Xgimps have to tell themselves are solid gold.

    • shane

      “Xgimps”, you keep using the same comment all the time you fu*king loser.

    • A Verdade Ofende

      Do not forget to include “Giant” there.

  • Hvd

    bescaue $60 eesports dont work on consoles oh wait since its $60 on pc it mite be $80 on console plus console gamers dont care for esports.there are only 4 maybe on xbox streaming it about the same on ps4.

    keep your esports on pc.btw being that its $60 on pc it will flop hard anyway…lmao

    • G.

      I think you missed the part where Paragon is free to play. Only if you want in to the early access do you pay as little as $20.

      Open beta and full release are free. Microtransactions to unlock master quests faster and buy card packs, all of which can be earned in game without paying any money at all.

    • kee1haul

      Isn’t there a $120 microtransaction?

    • DarthDiggler

      @kee1haul:disqus

      So what if there is. How does the fact that someone else can pay $120 for something affect your enjoyment of a game at all?

      Developers are not a volunteer organization and I say more power to them to generate revenues. Without revenues people don’t get paid, servers don’t get power, games disappear.

    • kee1haul

      Don’t worry I’m not getting it, and not going to argue that anyone else shouldn’t. Just think that might be some kind of record.

    • DarthDiggler

      @kee1haul:disqus

      You haven’t been paying attention. 🙂 Remember Diablo’s auction house? Things got very expensive there. That was a premium non-F2P game.

      I haven’t played a ton of Free to Play games but I have seen micro-transactions up to $150 before. Good for the developer if they get people to pay that much. Micro-transactions don’t really affect me because I generally don’t participate and I have yet to play a game that REQUIRES me to use the micro-transactions.

      You seem a little “offended” that they would include that high of a micro-transaction. Quite honestly that sort of response befuddles me. Do you just expect the studio to go broke making games out of pure love?

    • G.

      Not that I’m aware of. But anything you can buy with money you can unlock completely for free and just by playing the game.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_6Putk03FJ1:disqus

      You don’t seem to mind submitting your 2 cents worth, even when you don’t have all the facts. 🙂

  • shane

    Maybe he’s mad because of how much MS spent on Minecraft compared to Gears of War with GEOW really being the better IP. I would rather have gears than Paragon any day.

    • Jon

      But Microsoft is already on its way to redoing their investment with Minecraft.

      They have to wait for one to three years to recoup the cost of buying gears.

  • Sam L.

    who needs this game on Xbox One?! There more than enough great games available and more will come (Sea of Thieves looks like a fun mmo)! E3 here we come!

    • Hvd

      no xbox one owner would buy it any way with all thats on xbox.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_6Putk03FJ1:disqus

      There are less games on Xbox One than PS4 and this is a free to play game. Buying is 100% optional.

  • Mr Xrat

    Xgimps are mad. Maybe if they actually played games instead of cried about the PS4 on the Internet, they might get more games.

    • shane

      Do me a favor and go play as a moving target at a gun range.

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      PS4 has no games. Which is why you are crying all the time online. Explains a lot

      At least PC has multi monitor support so I can laugh at the Rats and play Overwatch. A game that didn’t flop like Unsharted bore did 🙂

    • shane

      Uncharted flopped? If so that’s funny because of how much they hyped it.

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      Uncharted sold 700K in it’s first month. Halo 5 sold 830K. Mario Kart 8 sold 1.1 million

      That’s right. The biggest PS4 game can’t even match an exclusive on a “Dead” system and nowhere near sold as much as the sonycucks claimed it would.

      Meanwhile no one is talking about it any more. Multiplayer servers are empty, used copies are piling up in Gamestop and everyone is playing Doom and Overwatch. Better games and the ones people will still be talking about at the end of the year. Unsharted Bore is that forgettable :^)

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ecbffe07c85a99f786f40db97f11d4cbee19bd690f6be3aa5c3247460705380e.png

    • You clearly missed the article where they announced Uncharted 4 sold 2.7 million copies in the first WEEK.

    • And the fact that Mario Kart 8 had sold over 7 million at this point… lol

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      World wide numbers including digital. Still only a third of Overwatch and half of what Doom sold.

      700K US Sales in first month. Mario Kart 8 sold 1.1 million

      F L O P

    • so sales outside the USA don’t count? digital sales don’t count? I’m sure NO ONE would agree with that… especially considering digital is more and more common nowadays. Can’t imagine why you would ignore digital and international sales… video gaming is only a USA thing? not to mention those games came out on one platform vs 3 platforms… but guess that doesn’t count either?

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      Flopsharted bore failed. Consoles failed. PC always wins 🙂

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      VIRGIN BOY!

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      Projecting yourself again?

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      Hey you ASSSSSHOLE!

      Uncharted 4 topped the NPD charts, sold better than ALL OTHER GAMES.

      Also you are a virgin, who will never get laid.

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      So did Gaylo 5. Flopcharted Bore flopped 🙂

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      Lets assume your figures are 100% true, which they NEVER ARE because you are a biased little young assshat, who will never get laid, but let’s assume your #s are true.

      Doom and Overwatch released on 3 platforms.

      You say that Uncharted sold about 1/3 of Doom and Overwatch.

      If it did sell that well that would mean on PS4 Uncharted has sold on pace (actually better given the sales figured we saw from NPD) on the PS4 platform as Doom or Overwatch. Doom which has a history going back to the dawn of 3D PC gaming and Overwatch a game developed by Blizzard who developed the hugely successful Starcraft games, Warcraft games and MMOs.

      You are SO STUPID you don’t even realize you are complimenting Uncharted success when you put them in the company of such legends in the industry.

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      Flopcharted bore bombed as hard as Gaylo 5. Immolate yourself, peasant 🙂

    • shane

      You PCMR guy’s are alright sometimes.

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      You clearly missed the part where everyone calls you a loser and you have no friends with no hope of getting laid.

      You are a liar and a biased twit.

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      Flopcharted bore is a flop. Keep crying Sonycuck

    • shane

      That gif is so Fu*king funny.

    • they announced Uncharted 4 sold 2.7 million copies in one week, clearly this guy has no clue lol

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      lol at Uncharted 4 flopping looool… and ooohhh multi monitor suport 🙂 that’s SOO interesting do please tell us more.. we’re dying to know…?

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      So devastated Flopsharted bore failed. Delicious sonyscum tears

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      loool ahahha… no tears on my end at all! thank’s for caring about em though what was the last big release on PC again..? :S loool… And have fun playing Injustice 2 on PC… oh wait…. developers dont care PC 🙂

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      Crying again. Delicious tears

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      you are a sad young man… nothing to argue so you just spout garbage statements to enrage people lool.. but i promise you here princes it shant work on me.. im a big boy 🙂

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      So devastated Flopsharted bore failed. Delicious sonyscum tears

      This is coming from a guy that spends his Friday nights masturbating.

      Can’t you just crawl back under whatever rock you crawled out from?

      I know you think you are being clever, but the fact is you just look like a big looser. The fact that you have to lie about things in order to prop up your decision to play video games on the PC is so transparent, that if you are not embarrassed for yourself most of us are embarrassed for you.

      Your words completely out you as a social reject that has no hopes of getting laid.

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      Your tears are delicious, sony scum 🙂

    • angh

      You do know that Overwatch on PC do not support multi monitor setup, nor any other resolution ratio than 16:10 or 16:9, right?

    • PCMR Truth™ #4DaNoGamesLulz

      Overwatch one screen. Desktop with Discord on the other. Ketchup, peasant.

    • angh

      Only took 2 days to find a response;) And it’s a miss. Keep trying;)

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      You are a virgin and a liar. Uncharted 4 topped NPD charts.

      See: May 2016 NPD: Uncharted finds its fortune ahead of Doom, Overwatch

      Source: http://venturebeat.com/2016/06/09/may-2016-npd-uncharted-finds-its-fortune-ahead-of-doom-overwatch/

      One of these days you will get laid and you won’t see the need to lie to people in comments about video games. I don’t mind people that are passionate about games. You are obviously young and immature, you can’t seem to understand the difference between people not agreeing with you and people that don’t like you. You have little to no perspective on life becuase you still live with mom and dad. Likely you only live with one parent because you seem to be the child of divorced parents.

      You are the textbook attention seeking, over entitled brat.

    • dead fanboy

      Uncharted 4 with all its hype only manage to sell 1.1 million lesser than Uncharted 3. Also Halo 5: Guardians outsold Uncharted 4 by $200million.

    • Hvd

      xbox master race

    • andrew159159

      Nope, never. No 4k or 1080p @60fps for you.

    • Viper

      Xbox Scorpio can run at 4K 60fps. (PC will always be better btw) :3

    • Or maybe because it’s the system doesn’t allow cross play, same reason FFXIV isn’t on the console. Them playing games isn’t the issue, plus you’d probably feel the same way if a game didn’t hit PS4 lol

    • Efrt

      Xbox is PC. Obviously it would have cross play.

    • No, not talking about Xbox/PC crossplay, they’re talking about cross play with PS4.. they want the game to not have separate servers for every console.. with FFXI they did Xbox 360 because it was with PS3, and that’s why Paragon and FFXIV aren’t on Xbox One.

  • Jon

    Sorry. Sarcasm is difficult to read.

    • shane

      Well, I don’t know what to tell you.

    • DarthDiggler

      @shane1151:disqus

      Tell him you love him. 🙂

  • William Ramos

    What is going on is EPIC just upset still with the whole UWP and that is why is on PS4 and PC.

    Personally i think its dumb.

    • Hvd

      its ok their game is going to flop any way.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_6Putk03FJ1:disqus

      Not a fan of Epic, not a fan of battle arenas.

      What exactly makes you think the game will flop? Are you sitting on the Epic board of directors and you have inside knowledge of the revenue expectations?

      Are you like @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus asshat who just uses false information, bias and strawmen to make his points? He has created quite a strawman suggesting that if any game doesn’t meet say 5 million units of sales it is a flop, which is complete and utter stupidity, but I have a feeling his constant masturbation has disrupted the logic circuits in his brain. 🙂

    • Hvd

      to many games are out.amd its $60 for the retail version.everyone will be playing overwatch over this game and from what i have herd its smite 2.0 with some better visuals.

      there are to many mobas and esports out the pc market is flooded with them.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_6Putk03FJ1:disqus

      I agree there are quite a few many MOBAs hitting the scene, but that isn’t any different than when FPSs were becoming en vogue and all of a sudden 10-20 titles are out.

      The console is not flooded with these kind of games so i think there is still room before the market hits saturation.

      From what I read Paragon is free to play, early access is not though. If it is truly free to play the cost of entry won’t be a barrier. Many gamers play more than 1 game at once. So it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see people take a break from Overwatch and Battleborn to check out Paragon.

      IMHO Moba seems like a multiplayer game mode and not a genre. I haven’t played them a ton, I didn’t find it to be the bees knees like everyone else. I am kind of shocked Mobas have had so much success on the PC. Whatever floats peoples boats though.

    • Hvd

      paragon is f2p digital download other wise $60. there are only 3 fps’s that matter battlefield cod and titanfall.cs go is an esport i dont like any esports or mobas..

      maobas have had success on pc because thats the only place it will sell.console gamers dont like mobas or esports.

    • andrew159159

      Call of duty, is that what you class as a game that matters? Doesn’t he trailer for the next one have more dislikes than likes?

      BTW choice like on a PC is never a bad thing. Let the market flood, it lets the consumer pick the best.

  • Random guy

    Ohh how cute epic is still makeing games even though all the talent left

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_x02wbl3LMe:disqus

      It’s a wait and see really. Even if the company experienced an exodus, that doesn’t mean the people that replaced them are 100% talent-less.

      Sometimes fresh blood can do wonders.

    • LOUD.CJ

      Weren’t most of the EPIC leavers all considered new at one point? You think because they helped make and sell Gears of War that them leaving is somehow detrimental to the success of a newer game in a different genre? I think you’re reaching.

    • Bruce Johnson

      FYI epic is the developer of unreal engine (smite runes ue 3 lol runs ue 2 most of your games on stream are on the unreal engine ) epick gets a percentage of the sales on all games on their engine moron they arent going anywhere any time soon

  • Barry Harden

    So many angry XBone fanboys. Same reason why CoD is receiving so much hate. XBone fanboys just hate the exclusive marketing deal between Activision and Sony’s PS4. So much cancer in the XBone community.

    • sgt_hammertime

      Weird you’d bring up Cod in an epic games thread…..but anyway, I think you’re thinking way too hard about the Cod deal because it didn’t really change anything because the last time I check cod was still selling best on Xbox.
      just like battlefield to xbox. only idiots (like you) I presume, will not buy a game because of some deal the publisher made while other gamers will buy what they want and play what they want.

  • dead fanboy

    Xbox One has better exclusives and third party marketing deals this holiday. Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, Recore, Forza Horizon 3, and Cuphead. Then Xbox One has exclusive content for Battlefield 1, Fifa 17, and Titanfall 2.

  • Hudson

    Well in the end it didnt matter. The game sucks and we have Smite. Sold my PS4 a long time ago its garbage and so is the lineup


 

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