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Babylon’s Fall Services to Shut Down in February 2023

Square Enix and developer Platinum Games’ live-service RPG Babylon’s Fall will officially shut down its services on 27 February 2023. The company released a statement today confirming the news but assured players that it will still continue to support the title until its closure early next year.

Babylon’s Fall originally launched in February 2022 from Bayonetta and Nier studio Platinum Games. The MMORPG was met with a divisive reception upon launch, with criticism pointed at its distracting visual style, undercooked mechanics and poor player count. Players would eventually drop off at a rapid rate, now leading to the decision to shut down the services for the game just a year after its release.

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The full statement provided by Platinum Games reads:

“With the desire of delivering an exhilarating online multiplayer action RPG set in an elaborate high fantasy world, we launched the game’s official service on Thursday, March 3, 2022, and have continued to undertake additional development and operations. However, it is with deep regret to inform you that we will be terminating the game’s service on February 27, 2023. As a result, we will also cancel the large-scale updates that we had planned. In terms of the plan moving forward, Season 2 will run until Tuesday, November 29, 2022, as scheduled, and the Final Season will begin with the maintenance scheduled on the same day. This Final Season is the period during which you can earn the ranking rewards of Season 2. As a way of expressing our gratitude to all our players, we plan to implement as many events and other initiatives as we can, leading up to the end of the service.”

The developer also provided a full schedule for all the content arriving in the game until the end, including the final season and rewards. Players will still be able to enjoy Babylon’s Fall on PS4, PS5 and PC until then, though this marks one of gaming’s saddest stories in recent memory.

Source: Babylon’s Fall Website

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