Babylons Fall by Square Enix is a huge mistake, that GameStop is giving it away for free

Babylons Fall by Square Enix is a huge mistake, that GameStop is giving it away for free ...

Babylons Fall, a action RPG developed by PlatinumGames and publisher Square Enix, has seen its days improve. Not many, of course, but indisputably better. We had small expectations for it back when it was re-released in 2021 before it was released, but that was before it was released.

Platinums latest is doing very badly right now. So badly that Square Enix announced last week that it would phase out its games live service on February 27, 2023, removing the gameplay data and the Hanging Garden player site less than a year after it was launched. So badly that the games 24-hour player count peak on SteamDB has dropped from 1,188 to around six players in just a month, according to Cheap Ass Gamer.

Just tried it, it actually worked. pic.twitter.com/x4auugtHP7

Polygon contacted three GameStop locations to confirm this information, two of which confirmed that the game would no longer be available for sale and offered to give copies away to anyone willing to pick them up.

I understand that getting a copy of a game that is unlikely to be released for another five months is a difficult sell, even if it is free. However, there is a certain value to preserving your very own copy of a legendarily terrible game; ask any knowledgeable videogame historian who discovered a copy of Too Human or Richard Garriotts Tabula Rasa before it was dumped in a landfill.