PlatinumGames’ Live Service Title Is Off To A Really Bad Start
Ahead of the Switch exclusive Bayonetta 3fans keep a close eye on its developer PlatinumGames.
With that in mind, it’s been another eventful week for the Japanese company –
With the launch of the game for PlayStation and PC. Fall of Babylon. This is a new co-op RPG game released by Square Enix. Unfortunately for Platinum, the game didn’t start well. It reportedly failed on release – SteamDB statistics show around 650 concurrent players at launch. As VGC points out, Square Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers had about 28,000 players. At the start has also been deemed unsuccessful over time.
Early reviews from critics as well as User Reviews The fall of Babylon was also not favorable.
And while you have to pay big bucks for it, it’s reportedly still filled with all sorts of microtransactions like premium currencies. It is worth noting that a separate team worked on this game. Platinum’s Sol Cresta – a self-published game released on Switch last month – made a much better impression, even if it was a bit pricey and didn’t really stand out from other games in the genre.
During an interview with Famitsu last month
PlatinumGames President and CEO Atsushi Inaba mentioned that the company is looking to make more games that can be enjoyed over a longer period of time, alluding to live service games. Bayonetta 3 will be the next for Platinum. It’s published by Nintendo, which sort of explains why Hideki Kamiya and the rest of his team were so quiet during development.