Platinum Games CEO Atsushi Inaba apologized to fans and called the Babylon’s Fall closure an “unfortunate conclusion.”
The news shocked fans. After launching on PC and PlayStation consoles earlier this year, Babylon’s Fall service ends in February 2023. Although the live service game never really took off, its sudden closure raised more than a few eyebrows.
Platinum Games is the developer. Square Enix published the game. As we previously reported, not only are they ending active development, but the servers will also go offline in February 2023. Now the CEO of Platinum Games is apologizing to fans.
The only thing we can comment on here in terms of the closure of the Babylon’s Fall service itself, is that this unfortunate conclusion might have been something that had triggered some disappointment, perhaps maybe even anger, to our dedicated fans and players.
And any disappointment that we might have caused for our fan base is something we feel extremely sorry about, the fact that we led our dedicated fans to feel that way as a developer. Providing any sentiment other than enjoyment and fun in our creations to players is something that we’re not very happy about at all as a developer.
You can read the full interview at VGC.