The Grand Finale For The PlayStation Experience 2015 Keynote? A MOBA.

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PS Experience didn’t end with a new God of War, didn’t end with some brand-new PS4 exclusive. Nah. It’s 2015 and so it ended with the hottest genre going: MOBAs. Specifically, a new one called Paragon coming from Epic Games in 2016 for PS and PS4. You know, Paragon, the game that formerly could have been anything. Early access this spring, open beta in the summer.

UPDATE: here’s gameplay...

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I’m not normally one to point this stuff out, but goddamn, some of those character designs look like complete knockoffs of Overwatch characters.

I saw Reaper, Genji, and Mercy. I’m willing to give big shield guy a pass, but he’s awful similar to Reinhardt.

Nice cinematic trailer, though. Very pretty.

Edit: Watched the gameplay trailer. The other big guy clearly has Winston’s gameplay and even fairly similar armor, and there’s a generic shooter guy like Soldier: 76.

Again, not normally one to call bullshit on this stuff; inspiration and tropes happen. But this is looking kind of shameless.