The closed beta test for PlatinumGames’ The fall of Babylon starting very soon for PC players. Step One starting July 29th for Japan, August 5th for North America and August 12th in Europe. It will focus more on server and network performance along with account registration and authentication rather than on gameplay elements.
It is worth noting that Phase One will only be available in four hour windows for each region. Check out the full times below:
- Japan – July 29 from 2:00 AM PT / 5: 00 AM ET to 6:00 AM PT / 9: 00 AM ET
- North America – August 5 from 6:00 PM PT / 9: 00 PM ET to 10:00 PM PT / 1: 00 AM ET
- Europe – August 12 from 10:00 AM PT / 1: 00 PM ET to 2:00 PM PT / 5:00 PM ET
Producer Yosuke Saito previously said that the game will not be “in a very pleasant state” for Phase One but that players would “experience the fun and excitement” it had to offer. Selected participants can also play the closed beta follow-ups but additional applicants are not accepted. Instead, the pool will be expanded from those who already applied before the launch of Phase One.
The overall scope of the closed beta will expand once it enters Phase Two and Three (which adds PS4 and PS5 respectively to the testing pool). The fall of Babylon there is currently no release date.