Square Enix and the PlatinumGames team behind Babylon’s Fall announced this morning that the game would be removed from sale starting today and that online servers would be shut down in just over five months on February 27th, 2023. The game launched just six months ago on March 3rd to below average reception, seeing a dwindling number of concurrent players on Steam ever since. Player counts on PlayStation were likely equally underwhelming.
The game has been removed from the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 4 and 5 and has been removed from Steam hours later with a notice about its upcoming shutdown. The team’s announcement and timeline of events follows:
Greetings Sentinel Force,
Thank you very much for playing BABYLON’S FALL.
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.
Schedule Until the End of Service
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Sales of the premium currency Garaz suspended
Following the publication of this announcement, sales of the digital version, as well as the physical version on retailer sites, will draw to a close.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Season 2 ends
Sales of Premium Battle Pass end
Final Season begins
Final Season Special Rewards
Rankings – Zenon: Very Hard
Event Missions 1st Wave
End-of-Year/New Year Special Rewards
Event Missions 2nd Wave
Rankings – Ereshkigal: Very Hard
Event Missions 3rd Wave
Monday, February 27, 2023 at 11:00 p.m. (PT)Babylon’s Fall Announcement – September 13, 2022
“Hanging Garden” player site closes
Thanks to Henrikus for pointing out the news this morning. We’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and will have a page up on the site later.