That’s according to Steam Charts data, which claims that the “Babylon’s Fall” game fell to just a single player at midnight BST on Wednesday, May 4.
Steam Charts data, a self-explanatory resource that tracks the number of users playing respective games, has revealed that for a brief period of time, on May 3, 2022, 1 singular user was playing the Square Enix published, and PlatinumGames developed Babylon’s Fall. While this title has been doing rather poorly in all manners of ways, this recent figure is a new low for this underwhelming, critically planned experience.
The incredible stat comes just two months after the Square Enix title’s release and follows weeks of dwindling player counts on PC, which is the only launch platform that can be reliably tracked (Babylon’s Fall is also available on PlayStation consoles).
According to the same data, the online brawler failed to attract more than 77 concurrent players at any point this week.
The title has averaged 64 concurrent players over the past 30 days. In comparison, Marvel’s Avengers – which was branded as a failure by Square Enix – averaged 276. Another Square Enix online game, Outriders, averaged 862 concurrent players over the past 30 days.
Babylon’s Fall is facing severe difficulty
Babylon’s Fall was widely panned by critics when it launched in March. According to review aggregator Metacritic, the title is by far the worst-reviewed game so far on PS5 and the worst game of the year.
Despite the game’s slow start, Square Enix and PlatinumGames moved quickly to insist that Babylon’s Fall development was not in danger.
Even with a NieR:Automata collaboration, it’s clear that Babylon’s Fall is facing severe difficulty with finding its player base, and it warrants questioning what paths there are left to take. Square Enix and PlatinumGames are transparent in their continued support of this title, but there must be a limit to how long that generosity will last. For now, we’ll have to see if support ends up getting canceled or if alternative ways to resurge interest take root, such as taking the free-to-play route.
During gameplay, players can take control of various characters through fantasy-style levels. Players can get through the game alone, but there are also 4-player online options. Further, characters will take on a mission that never ends, even though there is a narrative. Moreover, players will fight through various fields of enemies as they collect loot and take on combat challenges.
Babylon’s Fall is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam.