Epic Games’ Paragon may have met an early demise in 2018 but that didn’t stop one fan from seeing its potential. Robbie Singh formed Omeda Studios to breathe new life into the MOBA genre. Built on the foundation of Paragon. Predecessor launched as an early access title on PC in 2022. But this month will see Predecessor take a wider approach, launching a free open beta for consoles and PCs.

The open beta will begin on 28th March 2024. It’ll support PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 4/5, via their respective stores. That date will also mark the day the game goes completely F2P (free-to-play). So if you’ve not bought it on Steam yet you’ll probably want to hold off.

Even so, Omeda Studios notes that 400,000 players are already playing Predecessor on Steam. As well as via the free closed beta on PlayStation.

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Predecessor Open Beta Begins Soon

Predecessor isn’t merely a clone of Epic Games’ Paragon, it utilises the games’ existing visual assets. Omeda Studios overhauled the game’s maps, gameplay mechanics, characters and more. Looking to build something new and improved whilst staying true to what made the original shine.

Key Predecessor Features:

  • Truly Unique Gameplay  With the core of a MOBA but the mechanics of a third-person shooter/brawler, Predecessor offers a visceral experience that other MOBAs lack, while rewarding teamwork and strategy in a way many shooters overlook.
  • Over 30 playable characters – Predecessor’s deep character roster contains over 30 unique Heroes with distinct play styles and abilities. 
  • The Only Unreal Engine 5 MOBA – Created in Unreal Engine 5, Predecessor is the only MOBA to be developed in Unreal’s latest engine. This new state-of-the-art game engine produces high-resolution and high-fidelity graphics for current and previous-gen consoles. 
  • Play with Friends, No Matter Where They Are – Predecessor was developed with both console and PC gamers in mind with cross-play functionality so friends can play together regardless of their platform.
  • Earnable In-Game Content – Predecessor features a ton of rewards, including custom skins, for players to earn or purchase with in-game currency. 

Were you a Paragon fan? Are you going to take part in the Predecessor open beta? Let us know in the comments below.

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