Even at launch, Babylon’s Fall was a monstrous flop, but Platinum Games seemed for a while to want Babylon’s Fall to have a renaissance of sorts. They even allocated resources to develop new seasons with more content.
But now they have given up, their first live service title is a failure of somewhat epic proportions and will therefore be closed already at the end of February next year. On their website they write the following:
“With the desire of delivering an exhilarating online multiplayer action RPG set in an elaborate high fantasy world, we launched the game’s official service on Thursday, March 3, 2022, and have continued to undertake additional development and operations. However, it is with deep regret to inform you that we will be terminating the game’s service on February 27, 2023.
As a result, we will also cancel the large-scale updates that we had planned. In terms of the plan moving forward, Season 2 will run until Tuesday, November 29, 2022, as scheduled, and the Final Season will begin with the maintenance scheduled on the same day. This Final Season is the period during which you can earn the ranking rewards of Season 2.”
So you can play for free until February, but then the fun is over (?) for the title that premiered on March 3 this year.