Paragon Studios

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Not to be confused with Paragon Software Group or Paragon Software.
Paragon Studios
Subsidiary of NCsoft
Industry Computer and video games
Interactive entertainment
Founded 2007 (NCsoft NorCal)[1]
2009 (Paragon Studios)[2]
Defunct 2012
Headquarters Mountain View, California, United States
Products City of Heroes, City of Villains, City of Heroes Going Rogue
Owner NCsoft
Number of employees
80 Terminated
Parent NCsoft

Paragon Studios was a video game developer, and wholly owned subsidiary of NCsoft. Founded in November 2007 as NCsoft NorCal, the studio's remit was to further develop the City of Heroes and City of Villains franchises following the acquisition of the titles by NCsoft from Cryptic Studios.[1] In April 2009, NCsoft NorCal was rebranded as Paragon Studios.[2] On August 31, 2012, it was announced by the studio that: "NCsoft has made the decision to close Paragon Studios. Effective immediately, all development on City of Heroes will cease and we will begin preparations to sunset the world's first, and best, Super Hero MMORPG before the end of the year."[3] City of Heroes shut down on November 30, 2012, ending the studio's existence.


Paragon Studios developed or collaborated on:


  1. ^ a b Magrino, Tom (2007-11-06). "NCsoft moves into City of Heroes, Villains". GameSpot. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Sinclair, Brendan (2009-04-14). "City of Heroes team renamed Paragon Studios". GameSpot. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Farewell, from all of us at Paragon Studios, Farewell, from all of us at Paragon Studios City of Heroes Closure Announcement

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