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Babylon's Fall Servers Shutting Down Less Than One Year After It Launched

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Babylon's Fall, PlatinumGames' multiplayer action RPG, is set to shut its servers down in February, coming less than a year since the maligned game launched. The last day will be February 27th, 2023.

Releasing in March of 2022, Babylon's Fall struggled to gain its footing, with its art style and free-to-play elements in a fully-priced game as constant complaints by fans. Babylon's Fall would launch in March on PlayStation 5 and Steam, though it wouldn't keep players long, with players dropping off faster than I think even anyone expected.

Via the official notice

"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."

So what will you be able to do during the coming months? It seems Babylon's Fall will continue forward with Season 2, which will launch on November 29th of this year. However, this will be the final season in Babylon's Fall as they move towards shuttering the servers next year. 

The team at PlatinumGames states that they have plans to add as many events into the game as possible between now and the termination date, with some of them listed on a calendar of sorts on the same termination notice page. The announcement today also sees the sale of the game both in retail and online close, as well as the suspension of premium currency sales. There isn't any word whether or not unused premium currency in a players account will be eligible for a refund, however.

In our review of Bablyon's Fall earlier this year, Mitch praised the game's story and solid combat mechanics, but couldn't get past the art style, as well as the boring story missions themselves. By then the low player count had reared its ugly head, making it hard to get into a group to really see what Babylon's Fall was all about.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore