Babylon's Fall will shut down on February 28, 2023
Square Enix has announced the end of service for Babylon's Fall. The online-exclusive action RPG will cease to exist on February 28, 2023 (February 27, 2023, at 11 PM PDT). The company will also delete the game's server and take down its official website Hanging Garden on the same day.
Babylon's Fall was first revealed as a collaborative project between Square Enix and PlatinumGames at E3 2018. The former announced later in 2021 that this title would appear as an online-exclusive live service.
The game eventually launched on March 3 this year on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. However, the service game's public reception had been dismal; at one point on May 4, Steam Charts only recorded one concurrent player accessing the game on the PC platform. The title has just been barely up for around 6 months when Square Enix announced its shutdown. It won't live to see through a full anniversary by the time its plug is pulled at the end of next February.
You can find a detailed schedule of Babylon Fall's shutdown sequence and a message from the game's operation team right after the jump.
- September 13, 2022
- Sales of the premium currency Garaz suspended
- Following the publication of this announcement, sales of the digital version, as well as the physical version on retailer sites, will draw to a close.
- November 29, 2022
- Season 2 ends
- Sales of Premium Battle Pass end
- Final Season begins
- Final Season Special Rewards
- Rankings - Zenon: Very Hard
- Event Missions 1st Wave
- December 2022 - End-of-Year/New Year Special Rewards
- January 2023
- Event Missions 2nd Wave
- Rankings - Ereshkigal: Very Hard
- February 2023
- Event Missions 3rd Wave
- Quest Boost
- February 28, 2023 - Shutdown of game server and Hanging Garden website
- March 1, 2023 - Start of Garaz refund processes in Japan
Greetings Sentinel Force,
Thank you very much for playing BABYLON'S FALL.
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.
As a result, we will also cancel the large-scale updates that we had planned. In terms of the plan moving forward, Season 2 will run until Tuesday, November 29, 2022, as scheduled, and the Final Season will begin with the maintenance scheduled on the same day. This Final Season is the period during which you can earn the ranking rewards of Season 2.
As a way of expressing our gratitude to all our players, we plan to implement as many events and other initiatives as we can, leading up to the end of the service.
Leading up until today, we received a lot of feedback from all our Sentinels through multiple surveys, official livestreams, our official Discord server and social media channels, which has been a great help to us in the Development and Operations teams. In particular, through our surveys we received a great deal of enthusiastic messages of support alongside keen observations of issues and suggestions for improvement. This really made us feel that we were able to create the world of BABYLON'S FALL together with our players. Despite all of your support, we are truly sad and sorry to say that we will be unable to continue with the game’s service.
We hope you continue to enjoy playing BABYLON’S FALL until the service ends.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
BABYLON'S FALL Development and Operations Teams