- Palworld has become an unexpected hit, with over 2 million sales in 24 hours and a player count exceeding 1.85 million, making it the second-highest peak on Steam.
- Pocketpair has unveiled its roadmap for Palworld, which includes new content such as new islands, Pals, bosses, PvP, a Pal Arena, Xbox-Steam crossplay, and raid bosses.
- While the game has faced challenges due to excessive access congestion, the studio is prioritizing fixing issues such as bugs, loading screen problems, and improving Pal AI and pathing.
Following the growing popularity of Palworld, developer Pocketpair has revealed its roadmap for the game. Despite being merely days into launch, Palworld is already a massive hit with its demand showing no signs of slowing down. As the numbers keep piling up, the studio is now offering a glimpse of what players can expect from the game in the coming months.
Palworld‘s rising popularity over the past few days has been unprecedented, particularly with the game’s exclusivity to PC and Xbox. The “Pokemon with guns” title managed to cross 2 million in sales in 24 hours, edging up to 7 million within five days. It now holds the record for the second-highest peak player count on Steam with Palworld overtaking Counter-Strike 2, accounting for over 1.85 million players. While it remains to be seen how long the game will sustain this massive player base, the studio appears to be making plans already.
PlayStation Responds to Palworld PS5 Demand
A recent social media interaction gives PlayStation 5 gamers hope that Palworld will release on their console of choice.
In a tweet, Pocketpair unveiled its roadmap for Palworld. As per the developers, the game will be getting new content in the form of new islands, new Pals, and bosses. More importantly, Palworld will add PvP, a Pal Arena, and Xbox-Steam crossplay among other updates. The studio will also bring raid bosses as part of its end-game content for Palworld. However, Pocketpair has yet to reveal the timelines for these additions.
It’s worth noting that prior to the new in-game content, the studio stated it would prioritize numerous issues currently hindering Palworld. According to Pocketpair, the game is currently experiencing “many problems due to excessive access congestion” after sales far exceeded the development team’s own expectations. The studio has already been patching up issues with Palworld and its latest post hints that it may start ramping up efforts. This means that Pocketpair will address bugs, loading screen issues, and other improvements such as upgrading base Pal AI and pathing.
Interestingly, even as Palworld looks to sustain its status as a global hit, debates over its comparisons with Pokemon continue to be a talking point. Some fans accuse the game of ripping off Game Freak’s designs and using generative AI for its art. However, others claim evidence to the contrary, including Game Freak’s former top lawyer who refuted the Pokemon ripoff allegations. Nintendo itself has remained relatively quiet on the matter, only going so far as to take down the Pokemon mod for Palworld. Either way, it seems there’s very little that’s keeping millions of players away from Palworld, and it will be interesting to see how its future pans out.
Pocket Pair’s Palworld is a creature-collection game set in an open-world. Entering early access on January 19, 2024, the project blends survival, building, farming, monster breeding, and shooter elements.
- January 19, 2024
- Pocket Pair, Inc.
- Pocket Pair, Inc.
- Unreal Engine 5
- T For Teen Due To Violence
- Number of Players
- 1-4 (Co-Op); 32 Players Server Limit