If you’re a Steam user who wants to do Square Enix and PlatinumGames a favor, be sure to grab a copy of Babylon’s Fall and put some decent hours into it, as nobody else seems to be doing so. Metrics for the game logged on tracking site SteamCharts can confirm that the new co-op action RPG from the publisher behind Final Fantasy has done a miserable job of attracting PC gamers into its mythical world, drawing just eight measly players last week on April 13. What’s also striking is that Babylon’s Fall has only managed a peak player count of 1,166 since its launch on March 3, 2022, for PC and PlayStation consoles. Perhaps PlatinumGames will see more success with its other project, Bayonetta 3, which is due out for the Nintendo Switch later this year.
“In BABYLON’S FALL players become a group of warriors known as the sentinels, bonded with special equipment called Gideon Coffins, and throw themselves into an odyssey to overcome the titanic Tower of Babylon, within which sleeps a great legacy,” reads an announcement for the game. “In addition to weapons wielded in both hands, characters can use the power of their Gideon Coffin to equip two more, allowing for combinations of up to four weapons at once. The capabilities of different equipment will also bring endless variation to the strategy that can be employed. The game’s visuals are achieved using a newly developed ‘brushwork style’ to create a unique fantasy setting with a medieval oil painting aesthetic.”
Square Enix’s latest RPG falls below 10 players on Steam (TeamRadar)
Babylon’s Fall, the latest co-op action RPG from Square Enix and Platinum Games, struggled to attract an audience when it launched last March, and has fallen below 10 concurrent players on PC for the first time.
Players have been drifting from the game since it launched at the beginning of March. It failed to draw an audience, peaking at only 1,1 players the day after release. Critics were not kind, either, awarding it low review scores. On Metacritic, it’s currently listed as the second-worst release of the year so far and the worst-reviewed PS5 game.
Its release date did it no favors, either. Coming out shortly after Horizon Forbidden West and less than a week after Elden Ring, it quickly found itself in the shadow of other major triple-A releases.