Babylon’s Fall reportedly had only one competing player on May 4th

Babylon's Fall simultaneous number of players 2022

The dead speak!

The The fall of Babylon the number of concurrent players continues to decline. The last time we checked on this ongoing tragedy, about a month ago, the number of simultaneous players apparently dropped to less than 10 people. Now things are a little scarier.

According to statistics provided by Steam Charts, Bablyon’s fall hosted one online player at the same time on the 4th of May. Although less clear, apparently at one point towards the end of the day on May 8, there were no simultaneous players.

Live service games often shoot each other in the leg before they arrive. Just mentioning that the game will always be an online “ecosystem” when it used to look like something that could only be a completely offline experience will turn off a lot of people. Then you have an era where you have to hook people in the beginning, and there will be a natural decline, because not every game will resonate with everyone; especially in this time of media oversaturation.

Then you have a further point of bleeding: forcing people to embrace the concept of live service, attracting them with extras, bonuses and of course: content is king. But given that it’s so hard to compete with studios with a bigger box office, bigger teams, and an inherently existing player base, not every live service game survives this phase.

It will be interesting to see how long Square Enix plans to keep The fall of Babylon alive and standing on consoles (PS4 / PS5). They are currently adamant that the show will continue, but there is a turning point.

Chris Carter

Review Director, Co-EIC – Chris has been passionately enjoying Destructoid since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, create an account and start blogging in January 2009. Now he’s the staff!

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