PlatinumGames and Square Enix have announced that they will be terminating service of Babylon's Fall on Feb. 27, 2023.
Earlier today, the studio issued a notice detailing the termination of service for Babylon's Fall which presented a timeline of initiatives taking place now until the end date. From today, Sept. 13, sales of the the game's premium currency 'Garaz' has been suspended, along with sales of the digital version of Babylon's Fall. Physical version on retailer sites will also start to be removed.
Babylon's Fall has had a difficult life. The hack and slash game received a generally negative reception at launch in March, with players citing the uncompelling gameplay and awkward art style among many of their complaints. At its peak, the game had just 1166 concurrent players on Steam, a number which fell to just one player in May 2022.
Despite its shaky start PlatinumGames said they still planned to support the game's development. Sadly, the game will meet its end not even a year after launch. The statement from PlatinumGames read, "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."
The studio confirmed that Season 2 of Babylon's Fall will still run until Nov. 29, 2022 as planned. The Final Season will also begin with maintenance scheduled on the same day.
"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."
On Monday. Feb. 27, 2023 at 11 p.m. PT, service for Babylon's Fall will end and the "Hanging Garden" player site will close. Players will no longer be able to play Babylon's Fall after this time.