Babylon’s Fall is likely to feature on pretty much every list of the biggest flops in the future. Publisher Square Enix has now recognized this and is pulling the plug for the game.
Even if Babylon’s Fall comes from a studio that already has plenty of hits on the list, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a success. While Platinum Games has a history of hits like Bayonetta, Babylon’s Fall was a legendary flop. The game, which was only released as a live service game in March, was only able to inspire a few players and even they threw in the towel after a short time, despite all assurances that work on the game should continue.
But now it’s finally over. Publishers Square Enix has now announcedthat online services for the game will be shut down permanently on February 28, 2023. As early as November 29th, there will be no more major updates, with the end of Season 2. The final season will still take place, but the course of the Premium Battle Pass will also end. The in-game premium currency can no longer be purchased with immediate effect. Digital and physical sales are also coming to an end. While there are still some event missions in January and February and special rewards in December, that’s about it.
Babylon’s Fall got off to a very slow start anyway, shortly after the release the number of players, which never reached more than four-digit numbers of simultaneous players, plummeted. Square Enix can enter the game as one of the biggest flops in the company’s history in the diary.
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