Square Enix’s Babylon’s Fall will be shutting down offline in February, so GameStop is bringing it away

fall of BabylonRPG from developer PlatinumGames and publisher Square Enix has seen better days. Not much, mind you, but indisputably the best. We had low hopes for a comeback when it was re-revealed in 2021 before its release, but…well, that was before its launch.

The latest Platinum version is running poorly now. Too bad that Square Enix announced last week that it was ending the game’s live service on February 27, 2023, wiping out gameplay data and player location for Hanging Garden less than a year after its launch. So bad that the game’s 24-hour peak number of players on SteamDB has dropped from 1,188 to roughly…six players in just one month. So bad that some GameStop sites are giving it away like it’s free real estate, Cheap Ass Gamer reported.

Polygon has reached out to three GameStop sites to confirm this report, with two confirming that the game is no longer listed for sale and offering to make copies for anyone willing to receive them.

Now, I can understand the prospect of getting a copy of a game that practically won’t exist after about five months, which is hard to sell, even if it’s free. However, there is an undeniable novelty to maintaining your own version of a very bad game; Just ask any seasoned video game historian who grabbed a copy very human Or Richard Garriott rasa tabbouleh before it is thrown into the landfill. There are dozens of us! Dozens!