Square Enix's Babylon's Fall Game Will End Service in February 2023
This will bring the action-RPG to almost exactly a year of service
If you've been playing Square Enix and PlatinumGames's Babylon's Fall, you'll want to go ahead and get as much time in as you can in the coming months. The action-RPG hasn't had the most successful of runs on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC, and it's officially set to end its service on February 27, 2023.
Since Babylon's Fall first launched on March 3, 2022, that puts its full run at close to exactly one year. Square Enix revealed a schedule on the road to termination, starting with the suspension of premium currency Garaz sales as of today, September 13. Digital and physical sales of the game will also cease online now, and sales of the Premium Battle Pass are set to end on November 29.
On that same day, Season 2 will end right as the final season begins. Those who stick with it can look forward to special final season rewards in November, followed by end-of-year and New Year rewards in December and a few more mission waves and Very Hard rankings until the game comes to a close.
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Here's the full statement from Square Enix:
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.
Source: Official website
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