Following recent denial stage.
Babylon’s Fall is currently experiencing the five stages of death, and if you don’t know what those are they are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance. The denial stage of Babylon’s Fall happened in March when Square Enix denied that Babylon’s Fall has been a massive failure, revealing that they plan on doubling down and continuing to produce new content for the game. The anger isn’t as public, although we can’t imagine Square is happy about the fact that this game has been used to beat them over the head as incompetent and out of touch by numerous YouTubers.
And finally we hit the bargaining stage, where Square tries to convince us that Babylon’s Fall isn’t totally dead despite the last two months since March’s denial of sunsetting making things even worse. Babylon’s Fall currently sits at 8 users in-game as of this publishing. That’s 8 concurrent players in a live service game that launched less than three months ago. And in recognition of that failure to perform, Square is already delaying content.
Season 2 has been extended by three months and will run until November 29.
The seasons in BABYLON’S FALL have been planned to run in cycles of around three months, but based on the feedback we have received from our players, we feel that we need a period to re-evaluate the game’s future operating roadmap and accordingly have decided to extend Season 2 by three months, meaning it will now run until Tuesday, November 29, 2022.
Of course everyone with two brain cells to rub together knows what it means when a developer says they are re-evaluating a game’s future. They as as they load a metaphorical shotgun with cancellation shells and put on one of those butcher aprons. If there’s anyone with two brain cells to rub together at Platinum Games, they’ll be using the next six months to convert the game to free to play.
They still want $60 for a game that’s been roundly rejected by 99% of the people who see it.