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Babylon’s Fall has officially fallen within its first year

Remember Babylon’s Fall? No, let me rephrase that: Have you ever heard of Babylon’s Fall? There’s a chance that you haven’t and if you have, you’re probably that one concurrent player on Steam. And if that’s the case, bad news for you. The rest of the world isn’t really digging the game. And even though Square Enix kept the faith when the chips were down, the publisher now seems to have run out of chips altogether. That’s right, Babylon’s Fall is being shut down after all.

But honestly, should we be surprised? Probably not. With a Metacritic User Score of 1.4 and a Metascore of 46, PlatinumGames isn’t going to look back at this disasterpiece with pride and joy. And neither will the handful of players, who get to see their $60 game evaporate by the end of February. To ensure nobody else accidentally sinks his hard-earned cash into this shit heap, Steam has already disabled all purchase options. And to those who have bought it already, tough luck. But hey, at least you’ll be getting some scheduled events and rewards that’ll be totally worthless in 6 months. Then again, that’s also subject to change, according to Babylon’s Fall Hanging Garden.

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.”

Yeesh, $60 for a game that shuts down within a year, and not even a good one. That brings back some good ol’ Guitar Hero Live vibes, for which I still can’t forgive Activision to date. Then again – silver lining – be glad that Babylon’s Fall only cost $60. Give it a couple of years, nay, months and we’ll be reminiscing about the days when games were actually still $60 and affordable.