The Fall of Babylon, Square Enix’s mega-failure, is now completely halted


When we talk about low scoring games of 2022, we can talk about Saints Row with its series low 66 Metascore, but there are levels that go much further.

You could argue that the worst game this year is a shockingly bad collaboration between Square Enix and Platinum Games, Babylon’s Fall, where the 46(!) Metascore on PC is lower than anything else released this year aside from Postal. 4, but I mean, post games are almost bad on purpose right now, so that’s cheating.

Although Babylon’s Fall has only been live since March 2022, Square Enix announced today that it would shut down the game completely

“With a desire to deliver an exciting online multiplayer action RPG set in an expansive fantasy world, we launched the game’s official service on Thursday, March 3, 2022 and continued with additional development and operations. However, it is with great regret to inform you that we will be discontinuing the game’s service on February 27, 2023.”

This suspends the sale of premium currency in the game and new sales of the game, where it is currently selling for $60, with a $100 Deluxe Edition, with the game being long overpriced as one of the complaints about it. The game itself will last until the end of February next year, but you won’t be able to buy it anymore, and if you play it, you won’t be able to spend any money on it.

Babylon’s Fall is one of the biggest mainstream misses we’ve seen in recent memories, with Square Enix trying to play the live service game, but the end result was mostly disastrous. Here’s the review of Wccftech about to launch:

“The fall of Babylon is a terrible experience all the time. Reaching the endgame and postgame content (when the game actually gets pretty good) doesn’t matter, because the journey to get to that point is the most painfully boring affair in gaming. The game’s boring story and horrible visuals certainly don’t do this game any good.”

And hardcore gamer:

“To say that the bleak loot flaws — and maybe even the live-service ecosystem on top — isn’t even the lowest point, should give you a clearer picture of how poorly PlatinumGames and Square Enix come together to achieve the goal. have missed here. ”

Will this disappoint some sort of Babylon’s Fall niche fan base? That doesn’t seem likely, as Steamcharts is currently showing zero players online, with an average of 30 days of… four players. No one played, that’s why it gets finished in the first place.

I have no idea what exactly Platinum and Square Enix were doing to release a game in this state, but it’s easily one of the worst releases of the year, and now it’s just… completely dead, probably what it deserves.

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