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The Fall of Babylon from PlatinumGames and Square Enix will likely be considered one of the worst games of 2022. Even so, the developers still promise to continue to support this title.
“There are no plans to scale down the development on The Fall of Babylon“A statement in latest set of patch notes read. “The content up to the end of season 2 is now practically finished and we have already started work on season 3 and beyond. We will continue to provide new content for the game and make improvements based on player feedback, trying to keep existing players playing and attracting new players. ”
This multiplayer action game was released on March 3 and was immediately criticized for its ugly visuals and slow gameplay. The Fall of Babylon currently sitting at a 39 on the review aggregator site Metacritic and seems to have failed on PC as the multiplayer-focused game seems to have only the number of players in the hundreds. It was a particularly disappointing release for PlatinumGames, which is known for its strong single-player action games, although it may start to focus more on live-service titles in the future. future.
Square Enix Publisher now seems to be in damage control mode because of it give a survey Ask players what they would like to see improved and are now promising continued support in a post. The patch notes details new content updates, explains feedback-driven updates arriving in late March and beyond, and introduces a Nier: Automata partnership event, but the developer and publisher’s promise to continue to support the game is what stands out the most.
Having to reassure players that your live service hasn’t stopped working just two weeks after launch is not a nice look and speaks volumes for the low status of the game. Square Enix has a good track record of sticking to live service games that have had incredible launches like the original version of the game. Final Fantasy XIV and Marvel’s Avengers. However, those games are certainly not great companies to work with The Fall of Babylon to keep.
The Fall of Babylon Currently available for PC, PS4 and PS5. Square Enix is scheduled to release a demo of the game on Steam on March 23.