|Digital Release||Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
March 03, 2022
|Delisting||September 13, 2022 – Removed From Sale
February 28, 2023 – Server Shutdown
|Links||Hanging Garden [Archive]|
Square Enix and the PlatinumGames team behind Babylon’s Fall announced on September 13, 2022 that the game would be removed from sale starting that day and that online servers would be shut down in just over five months on February 27, 2023. The game was removed from the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 4 and 5 immediately after the announcement and had 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
The game was most likely shut down due to largely negative reception and dwindling player counts. The game launched to only 1,188 concurrent players on Steam, with numbers dropping to double-digits just one month after launch. Player counts on PlayStation were likely equally underwhelming.
About the Game
Experience acclaimed developer PlatinumGames’ signature combat in BABYLON’S FALL with up to 3 other players or take on the Tower of Babel alone, in this new cooperative action RPG.
After the Babylonians perished, only their great tower “The Ziggurat” remained. Now a new empire has come to pillage its ruins and uncover its fabled treasures. Join forces with other Sentinels, unwilling subjects forcibly implanted with Gideon Coffin, relics that grant the few survivors unrivalled powers.
Choose your playstyle from multiple, varied weapon-types, each with their own distinct skills and abilities. Customize your loadout to wield up to 4 weapons at any time.
Explore a rich fantasy setting that draws inspiration from medieval oil paintings.
Ascend to greatness as you climb the looming Tower of Babel and uncover its fabled treasures. Only by mastering the powers of your Gideon Coffin, will you unlock your true potential and become strong enough to survive the summit and uncover the secrets that await.
Thanks to Henrikus for submitting this game to the site