Game News Ahead of Bayonetta 3’s release, PlatinumGames reflects on the utter failure of Babylon’s Fall
This October, PlatinumGames will return with the long-awaited Bayonetta 3. But prior to this turn, the Japanese studio was already present on the video game scene in 2022 with Babylon’s Fall, a service game that missed its release entirely. The studio’s CEO is back to this big failure.
a big flop
Fall of Babylon it didn’t appeal to gamers, and that’s almost an understatement. PlatinumGames software is undoubtedly the biggest failure of the year in the video game scene. After a disastrous launchThe title, published by Square Enix, quickly faded into oblivion, so much so that the physical prints were destroyed by the vendors due to lack of demand.
PlatinumGames is forced to shorten the pain of the game due to the lack of demand and hence the lack of players on the servers. servers will officially shut down in early 2023. Far from being a defeatist, Atsushi Inaba, CEO of PlatinumGames, returned to their team’s complete failure during an interview. VGC. During the interview, the person concerned apologizes to the players and nevertheless claims to have learned rich lessons from this dirty experience.
Atsushi Inaba apologized
Aware of the damage he and his teams have done to his fans, Atsushi Inaba wanted to apologize to them first. Still, the CEO admits that this failure could not be entirely the studio’s responsibility, and asks him to turn to Square Enix to understand “the reasons or process that caused the game to be the way it is.”
The first important thing I would like to point out is that we are unable to comment on some aspects of our games developed with our partners, and this is one of the reasons why we don’t really appreciate the current situation that limits us to the development of the game. games(…) The only thing we can react to is the end of service of the Fall of Babylon, an unfortunate result that has undoubtedly caused disappointment, even anger, among our fans and players. The disappointment we may have created is something we sincerely regret (…) Communicating an emotion so different from joy and fun through our creations is not something we as developers take pride in.
Go ahead and continue play service
Despite this statement, the CEO wants to be confident and make the most of this failure. According to the interested party, the studio should still rely on service games in the future.
We learned a lot from this experience and it has not changed our plans or our desire to pursue service games in the future. We definitely want to continue making service games and continue our efforts to move forward.
Given the disaster of the Fall of Babylon, it’s hard to be optimistic about seeing a new game service from PlatinumGames. Anyway, we’ll have to wait before we hear from the studio after the release of Bayonetta 3, which is scheduled to hit the Nintendo Switch on October 28.