Demos and Beta for Babylon's Fall covers information on various developer-run Beta Tests for the game, as well any Demos made available closer to release. Beta Tests are often run after certain development milestones where a game's various segments are functional and optimized. Beta Tests are usually associated with multiplayer online and live service games, and are opened for operational and stress testing as well as player feedback to further improve the development cycle. Demos are typically a final or close-to-final build of the game made available ahead of the game's launch to drive marketing and stimulate player interest. This page covers information on any known beta tests and demo releases leading up to the launch of Babylon's Fall.

 

Babylon's Fall Beta Information

Closed Beta Test for Babylon's Fall

Square Enix and PlatinumGames have announced a Closed Beta Test for Babylon's Fall ahead of its release. The test will be conducted in 3 phases, with the first beginning in late July 2021. Each phase of the beta test will have different goals and additional platforms for testing will be added with each phase. The beta test will be available to a select audience from various regions around the world and player feedback will be reviewed by the development team to improve Babylon's Fall.

 

 

Yosuke Saito
Producer, Square Enix

"Thank you for your interest in the Closed Beta Test for BABYLON'S FALL.

Quite some time has passed since we first announced this title, but we are finally ready to showcase BABYLON’S FALL to a select international audience. The idea for this game came about during the development of NieR: Automata when a thought occurred to us: how incredible would it be if players could enjoy PlatinumGames’ stylish action while sharing the experience with others? The early part of the Closed Beta Test will be focused on the technical testing of the game, and, to be completely honest, the game won’t be in a very enjoyable state.

Having said that, with your help in this early stage, we will get to the point where you’ll be able to experience the fun and excitement of BABYLON’S FALL during this Closed Beta Test. I promise you that. In this respect, I look at this Closed Beta Test as a recruitment drive for “companions” who will journey alongside us and help us elevate this title.

So please, consider participating in our Closed Beta Test!"

Kenji Saito
Director, PlatinumGames

"I think of this Closed Beta Test as the first step in bringing PlatinumGames’ signature slick action gameplay to an online multiplayer experience.

We have limited the scope of playable content for the Closed Beta Test, and the story and certain game features won’t be accessible yet. Because of this, testers may get the impression that the game feels a little simple or barebones. We hope you understand that we will be prioritizing testing the technical aspects of the game first, so that the game can be enjoyed as an online multiplayer action game. From there we’ll add more features and content depending on the progress we make in the Closed Beta Test.

Because this Closed Beta Test is going to be BABYLON’S FALL’s first step, testers may encounter various bugs and issues. We apologize in advance for the frustrations these may cause and thank you all for your interest in participating."

 

 

Babylon's Fall Closed Beta Test Schedule

Application Deadline: July 5th 7:59 AM (PDT)

Phase 1

JP Server

  • Test Period: Thursday, July 29th, 2021 from 2AM to 6AM (PDT)
  • Platforms: Steam (PC)

NA Server

  • Test Period: Thursday, August 5th, 2021 from 6PM to 10PM (PDT)
  • Platforms: Steam (PC)

EU Server

  • Test Period: Friday, August 6th, 2021 from 10AM to 2PM (PDT)
  • Platforms: Steam (PC)

Phase 2

  • Test Period: To be determined
  • Platforms: Steam / PlayStation®4

Phase 3

  • Test Period: To be determined
  • Platforms: Steam / PlayStation®4 / PlayStation®5

Accounts

To participate in the Closed Beta Test, you will need a Square Enix Account as well as the corresponding account for the platform you will be playing on. This is the PSN ID for PlayStation®4/PlayStation®5 systems and a Steam Account for Steam (PC) platforms.

Signing up for the Closed Beta Test / Participation Requirements

Must have a Square Enix Account as well as an account on whichever platform you are applying for.

*You may not participate in a platform other than the device you selected upon registration to the Closed Beta Test.

Must be 17 years of age and older.

Must reside in a region where the Closed Beta Test is available.

*Participating regions are the JP server (Japan), the NA server (United States, Canada, Brazil), and the EU server (United Kingdom, France, Germany).

Can actively participate in the Closed Beta Test and provide feedback in either Japanese or English.

Babylon's Fall PC System Requirements

Minimum Specs for Closed Beta Test

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-7600K, Intel® Core™ i5-10400F, AMD Ryzen™ 3 PRO 3200G, AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX1650, NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX1060 6GB, AMD Radeon™ RX580
  • Storage: HDD 50GB or more available space
  • Resolution720p
  • Internet Connection: Broadband
  • DirectX®: DirectX®11
  • Game Controller: Xinput-compatible controller

Recommended Specs for Closed Beta Test

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-11700
  • Memory: 16GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® Geforce® RTX 3060 12GB GDDR6
  • Storage: SSD 50GB or more available space
  • Resolution: 1080p ~ 2160p
  • Internet Connection: Broadband
  • DirectX®: DirectX®11
  • Game Controller: Xinput-compatible controller

*These system requirements are specifically for the Closed Beta Test only. The final product's system requirements may be subject to change.

 

Babylon's Fall PlayStation®4 / PlayStation®5 Operating Environment

Must be in possession of either a PlayStation®4, a PlayStation®4 Pro or PlayStation®5

Must have internet access

*HDD/SSD free space requirements for the test are currently being determined. Requirements will be communicated once confirmed.

 

Babylon's Fall Closed Beta Test Overview

How do I take part in the Babylon's Fall Closed Beta Test?

Sign-ups for the Babylon's Fall Closed Beta Test are available now on the Babylon's Fall website. Ensure that you have a Square Enix Account (free sign-up) available for application. Applications will be taken until July 5th, 2021 and the devs have no plans to take in further applications thereafter. If successfully selected, you will receive an e-mail from the development team for further instructions.

Purpose of the Closed Beta Test

The Closed Beta Test will focus on various operational tests such as stress tests involving large numbers of players, game system checks, and subsequent tests meant to address any issues that are discovered and to improve the quality of the game.

Therefore, testers may experience issues like freezes and crashes while playing the game. We hope you understand that this is a build that is currently under development and is meant to be used for testing purposes only, and we cannot guarantee a smooth gameplay experience yet. Please understand that your experience will strictly be a “test play” experience.

Also, a special forum will be available for Closed Beta Testers to submit their feedback to the development and operations teams. We encourage all participants to actively post there.

Available Platforms

Steam / PlayStation®4 / PlayStation®5

Selectable Languages

Japanese / English

* French and German will be supported in the full version.

Countries that can participate in the Closed Beta Test

United States, Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan

About Closed Beta Test Character Data

Character data created during the Closed Beta Test may be deleted depending on circumstances.

Character data made during the Closed Beta Test will not be transferred to the launch version of the game.

Regarding sharing of Closed Beta Test Information

As indicated within the “BABYLON'S FALL Beta Testing Agreement Terms and Conditions,” information pertaining to the Closed Beta Test may not be shared with others or posted on any social media sites, and uploading images or video clips is prohibited. If participants are found to have violated these terms, their participation in the Closed Beta Test will be revoked.

However, as the Closed Beta Test phases change, we do plan on eventually removing restrictions on the sharing of information by testers. The timing of the removal of these restrictions will be communicated separately, so testers should refrain from sharing information until the policy change is implemented.

Babylon's Fall Closed Beta Test FAQs

Will different regions have their own servers?

Yes. There will be servers for separate regions as follows:

NA Server: United States, Canada, Brazil
EU Server: England, France, Germany
JP Server: Japan

Will I be able to choose which server I connect to?

Your server will be automatically determined based on the region you have selected for your Square Enix Account. 

Is it possible to unlink my Square Enix Account from a platform after linking them?

No, you will not be able to unlink your accounts during the Closed Beta Test period.

Can I participate in the PlayStation®4 beta with a PlayStation®5?

Yes, thanks to the PlayStation®5's backwards compatibility, you will be able to use it to take part in the PlayStation®4 Closed Beta Test.
Do note that it will be the PlayStation®4 version of the client, and will not feature any of the upgrades that will be available in the PlayStation®5 version.

If I have been selected to play in the PlayStation®4 Closed Beta Test, can I also participate in the PlayStation®5 test?

No, the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5 versions differ in a way that will not make this possible.

Is there anything that will be carried over from the Closed Beta Test to the release version of the game?

No character or save game data will be carried over to the release version of the game. However the link made between your Square Enix Account and any platform accounts will remain.

Can I share screenshots or videos that I record from the Closed Beta Test with other people?

During Phase 1, the sharing of information or content from the Closed Beta Test with other people or on social media is prohibited.
However, we do intend on easing these restrictions as the Closed Beta Test phases progress. We will notify participants of the timing when information and content can be shared, so please refrain from sharing or posting anything regarding the Closed Beta Test until then.

Once I've been accepted into the Closed Beta Test, can I also participate in future phases of the test?

Yes, once accepted, participants can take part in all future phases of the test.

Will you be calling for additional applicants during new phases of the Closed Beta Test?

We do not have plans to ask for additional participants. New testers for each phase will be drawn from the pool of applicants received during this initial application period.

How are participants selected?

Participants are selected based on the information they enter in the application form as well as based on the particular needs of each phase of the Closed Beta Test.

How will I know if I've been selected for the Closed Beta Test?

We will send notifications to the email registered to the Square Enix Accounts of selected participants. New notifications will be sent out at each phase of the test, so please be sure to keep your email settings updated.

Can I change my selected platform after submitting my application?

No, you will not be able to change your platform once your application has been submitted.

If I've been selected and cannot participate, can I give my test access rights to my friends or family?

No, players are not allowed to give their Closed Beta Test access rights to others.

Which languages are supported during the Closed Beta Test?

Japanese and English are supported.

 

 

 

Babylon's Fall Demo Information

 As of this writing, a demo for Babylon's Fall had not been announced. We will update this page in the event a demo is made available.

 




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