Live service titles come and go, with only the juggernauts and certain niche games able to sustain an audience. While Babylon’s fall was not well received, it could have gained a following. However, at least on PC, the game launched with paltry player counts.
According to SteamDB, the Steam version of Babylon’s Fall peaked at 650 players today, meaning there were even fewer PC players during the Early Access period. It’s true that not every game can draw big numbers, but less than 1,000 players on day one doesn’t bode well for its longevity. Of course, PC is just one platform.
Babylon’s Fall is also available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. We don’t know how well the console versions performed, but the game’s Early Access period offers some insight. According to a tweet from the official English Babylon’s Fall Twitter account, A total of 10,000 Sentinels have joined the fight. It was released on the last day of early access, it’s unclear how those numbers were determined.
Each person is able to create more than one Sentinel. Is each individual sentinel counted and not the person’s account? There is also the free demo that transfers saved data to the final version. Players should have registered with a Square Enix account when starting the demo. Are these demo players also included in the 10,000 figure? We don’t have all the data, but Babylon’s case isn’t looking good.
https://www.gamepur.com/news/babylons-fall-bombs-on-pc-with-a-launch-day-peak-of-under-1000-players Babylon’s Fall is a hit on PC, peaking at less than 1,000 players on the day of release