Babylon’s Fall, the Platinum Games and Square Enix game, has already ended its service, so it cannot be played and says goodbye forever to the PS5 and PS4 catalog.
One of the great virtues of the PlayStation brand in the world of video games lies in its exclusive. Great video games like God of War, The Last of Us, Uncharted, Horizon and other licenses have managed to establish themselves as a hallmark of the Japanese company, although none of them were present at the last State of Play. However, Sony also often resorts to other companies such as Square Enix to launch exclusive games on their consoles, as is the case with Final Fantasy XVI, but not all of them arrive with the same success. In fact, one of these cases has not even lasted a year between the catalog of PS5 and PS4 games.
We talk, of course, about Babylon’s Fall which last September announced the end of its service, after only half a year since its official launch on PS5 and PS4. The Platinum Games proposal failed to sink deep into the players through its commitment to a online multiplayer title in a fantasy world that it did not have the necessary components to contain the public and that it was left with some residual users who could not maintain the stability of the game. Today, February 28, 2023, is when the adventure of Babylon’s Fall has ended definitively.
In this way, it disappears from the catalog of video games available on PS5 and PS4 and rises with the dubious honor of being the exclusive game of PlayStation consoles that has failed the most, since it has not even managed to last twelve months in the Sony digital store. Let’s hope that the next unions between PlayStation and Square Enix have better luck, although the Forspoken example does not invite optimism either.
Square Enix apologizes for the failure of Babylon’s Fall
“Any disappointment we may have caused our fanbase is something we are very sorry for.“, highlighted the Babylon’s Fall development team when announcing the closure of the game. Atsushi Inaba, CEO of Platinum Games, went even further assuring that they are deeply ashamed by the result of the title and throwing the odd dart for whoever wants to pick it up “It’s one of the reasons why we don’t like our current situation that only limits us to the development of the gameto be honest with you… in terms of the concrete reasons or the process that led to this conclusion of the title.”
Definitely, a symptom of the drift in which the study finds itself despite the successful launch of Bayonetta 3. Therefore, we will have to wait to find out what the upcoming projects by Platinum Games And if they manage to reverse the situation.