Square Enix’s co-operative action RPG Babylon’s Fall has dipped even lower than expected, with SteamCharts indicating that at one point on April 13th, only 8 gamers had logged on at the same time to play on Steam.
This is especially troubling, as the title released just over a month ago on March 3rd, and relies upon a large player base due to its live service multiplayer aspect.
At the time of this writing, only 71 users are playing the title on Steam, with the highest amount being a paltry 1,166.
Developed by PlatinumGames (the same minds behind smash hits Bayonetta and NieR: Automata), Babylon’s Fall released to harsh critical reviews, with Metacritic currently listing it as the second-worst release of 2022, and so far the worst overall PS5 game.
Square Enix has had trouble finding an audience for its live service titles, with Marvel’s Avengers also falling far short of expectations. That game, which had a peak of 28,145 shortly after release, now only has 347 concurrent players at the time this article was published.
The publisher is in it for the long haul, however, as they released a statement last month that “There are no plans to reduce the scale of development on Babylon‘s Fall,” and that work has already begun on Season 3 content and beyond.
Furthermore, Square Enix seems willing to improve the gameplay experience for all players, as it also released a survey asking gamers to provide feedback so that they can find areas that need further attention.
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