PlatinumGames recently launched their live-service game Babylon’s Fall to a mostly underwhelming reception. Fans and critics didn’t take kindly to its visuals, progression or gameplay. However, publisher Square Enix is now asking players how to improve the game in a survey, with the first step being improving the graphics.
Square Enix has launched a new survey asking Babylon’s Fall players how they can deliver “a better game experience” for them. It asks players about their level of satisfaction, ranging from player and non-player designs to equipment, its oil painting-styled graphics and maps.
The survey currently has a cut-off date of 18 March. Thereafter, it’s likely that Square Enix will send the results of the survey to PlatinumGames who will have a chance to improve all panned aspects of the third-person RPG.
Babylon’s Fall launched on 3 March to overwhelmingly negative reviews across PS4, PS5 and PC. The game’s Metacritic score currently sits at 37 on PC and 42 on PS5 based on 28 reviews so far.
Despite the negativity surrounding Babylon’s Fall, PlatinumGames remains committed to delivering massive heaps of post-launch content with new games modes, original story content and additional weapons at no extra cost. It sounds great, though unfortunately the base game hasn’t been met with the best reception to justify large player bases.
It’s possible that PlatinumGames and Square Enix might still be able to fix Babylon’s Fall and attract more players to the game. As it stands, it’s barely cracked 5,000 units sold in Japan and that’s quite disastrous for a launch coming from the developers behind hits such as Bayonetta, NieR: Automata and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, all of which sold considerably more and received a far better reception at launch.
Babylon’s Fall is currently available for PS4, PS5 and PC.
Source: Square Enix