Babylons Fall by Square Enix was such a misfire, that GameStop is offering it for free

Babylons Fall by Square Enix was such a misfire, that GameStop is offering it for free ...

Babylons Fall, a game developed by PlatinumGames and publisher Square Enix, has had its fair share of shortcomings. Not many, obviously, but certainly quite some. We had modest expectations for it back when it was re-released in 2021, 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 terminate its games live service on February 27, 2023, destroying 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 decreased from 1,188 to around six players in just a month, according to Cheap Ass Gamer.

I just tried it, and it worked. pic.twitter.com/x4auugtHP7

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

Even if it is free, I can understand that getting a copy of a game that is unlikely to exist again in five months is a difficult sell. However, there is a certain advantage to having your very own copy of Too Human or Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa preserved.