In a move that's both surprising and rather welcome, Epic Games has decided to release the assets from their FPS MOBA Paragon for Unreal Engine developers, since they're shutting it down.
This will include 20 AAA-quality characters, with their respective skins, animations, VFX and dialogue, along with over 1,500 environment components from Paragon. Here's where it's a bit insane, this all cost Epic Games around $12 million! It's pretty insane how much it costs to make AAA-like games now—eye watering.
It's absolutely a smart move though, it means more developers can re-use decent work in their games when perhaps they would have resorted to something much lower quality and in return it shows off Unreal Engine some more. It gives a whole new meaning to "asset flip", but hey, who cares if the end result plays good and looks good?
They can be found for free on the Unreal Engine Marketplace.