Square Enix and PlatinumGames are binning off their popular live service game Babylon''s Fall.
Future updates for the game have been dismantled, and their servers will go dark on 28th February next year. After that, you will no longer be able to join and play.
Babylon''s Fall first appeared in March this year, but has struggled to attract players from the start. Square Enix confirmed that it was pulling the plug this morning, and said it would run a final season of content from November until the game goes dark.
In a blog post, Square Enix said, "Greetings Sentinel Force, thank you very much for playing Babylon''s Fall."
"We will resume the games service on Thursday, 3rd March 2022, with the intention of providing an amazing online multiplayer action game set in an elaborate high fantasy world. It''s with deep regret to inform you that the games will be terminated on Tuesday, 28th February 2023.
"As a result, we will also cancel the big-scale upgrades we had planned. Season 2 will run until Tuesday, 29th November 2022 as scheduled, and the Final Season will begin with the maintenance scheduled on the same day. This Final Season is the period in which you can earn the ranking rewards of Season 2.
"We intend to organize as many events and other initiatives as we can as possible as possible, leading up to the end of the service as a way of expressing our gratitude to all our players."
After Steam''s launch, Babylon''s Fall immediately experienced a bleak start, with less than 1000 players worldwide at the start, and criticism of the game''s monetization strategy, service strategy, and 60 discount.
Developers thought the game might be switched on, but player numbers remained to drop the month after the launch, with just one player remaining.
In a note from the Babylon''s Fall development team, staff expressed their thanks to fans for "a great deal of open communication along with keen observations of issues and suggestions for improvement," which "we erupted" us.
"We are truly sorry and sorry to say that we will be unable to continue with the game," the team said, despite all of your help.