Palworld, the latest craze in gaming heaven. Palworld caused a stir on Steam and Xbox over the weekend. Palworld brings survival elements and a lot of what you know from Pokémon. The limit of one million simultaneous players was simply broken on Steam over the weekend. Over four million games have apparently been sold on Steam, and the number is only expected to grow. Out of nowhere, the game surprised everyone.
As the name suggests, the development studio is based in Tokyo, Japan. The game was developed by PocketPair Inc. under the leadership of CEO Takuro Mizobe. As the name suggests, the development studio is based in Tokyo, Japan.
The game features a mix of survival elements with collecting 'Pals'. This is something we already know from other games, such as Pokémon. These creatures are not only useful for combat, but could also be used in base building and crafting.
Palworld is currently available on Steam and via Microsoft Game Pass. You can play it on Xbox. A PS5 release is currently desired by the community, but has not been officially announced yet. A Nintendo Switch release is not yet clear, and this is where I think there could be the biggest problems, precisely because of this proximity to Pokémon.
Interestingly, the gaming community shows that the similarities to Pokémon play a minor role for many players. Asmongold has made a detailed video about this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eF5rn47Sds
Just a few days ago it was unofficially said that things were looking poor for PS5 support. But now there are first indications that the game will also be available for the PS5.
I've dug through various forums and users seem to have doubts that "Palworld" will still be available for the PS5. The main reasons for this are that the previous games like “Pocket Pair” or “Craftopia” are still in early access and there is no reason to see that they will leave early access.
Furthermore, many users see that their priorities currently lie elsewhere instead of making the deal with Sony and concentrating on other things. My opinion is that the similarity to Nintendo's Pokémon could lead to conflict, especially in Japan. That remains to be seen.
In a recent Q&A, the developers went official on whether there will be another PS5 version, saying that there are no official plans for it, but they are considering development!
There are also official FAQs from the developer and it also says that they are working on crossplay between Xbox and Steam. If that works, the first milestone for a Playstation 5 version will have been set.
- As of now, no PS5 support has been officially announced.
- The FAQ mentions that they are considering developing a PS5 version.