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E3 2021: Babylon's Fall Is Now A Live Service Game, Coming To PS5, PS4 and PC

Closed Beta on the way

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Babylon's Fall was shown off yesterday during the Square Enix Presents showcase at E3 2021, and the co-op action combat game from Nier developer PlatinumGames didn't disappoint, except the news that it's now a live-service game.

During the stream, the trailer shows off the action RPG itself, with combat reminiscent of PG's recent Neir Automata, hacking and slashing across the map. The story still seems centralized on the city of Neo Babylon, and while it doesn't show too much other than what we already knew, it's still flashy with its mix of Biblical-esque references to Babylon and PlatinumGames' storytelling flair.

However, the news that Babylon's Fall will effectively be a live service may be a blow to some, especially after the failure of another Squenix live service, Marvel's Avengers. PlatinumGames states that Babylon's Fall will recevie regular updates in the form of content  and more. However, it is noted that the game modes are being planned to release for free. 

No date has been set for the four-player co-op game, though there is currently a closed beta being teased, and sign ups are now live to get your taste of Babylon's Fall. The game is slated to release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC via Steam. 


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