- Palworld has been making waves across the industry soon after its recent release.
- Trailing just behind PUBG, the game is currently the highest-played on Steam by concurrent users.
- PUBG has a concurrent player record of 3.2 million from back when it was still a paid game.
So it’s clear to everyone that Palworld has come in like a whirlwind, sending waves across the industry with its “Pokemon meets guns” formula. The game gets a lot of things right—that’s no question at this point—and brings a lot of fun to the table, which is probably why it’s shot up so much in popularity, effectively becoming Steam’s highest concurrently played paid game at the moment.
#Palworld has the highest concurrent player count of any paid game in the history of Steam!
We can't believe it!
Thank you SO much to everyone. We really can not thank you enough.
— Palworld (@Palworld_EN) January 21, 2024
Pointing out a correction in that post though, as you can comprehend already, some eagle-eyed users reported that the top spot still belongs to another game, which for a certain reason does not show up on the list that Steam has outlined there. Back when PUBG, otherwise called Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds was still a paid title, it clocked a massive concurrent user count of 3.2 million players, as per SteamDB.
That said, that peak player count is from 6 years ago, and since then, PUBG has been made free-to-play, so it now sits in an entirely different category of titles on Steam. Palworld, therefore, is the current most-played title on the platform, with about 1.3 million users enjoying themselves at the same time. If this momentum carries on, Palworld has the potential to go huge, like, Fortnite-huge.
But to be honest with you, thoughts surrounding Palworld weren’t of a serious nature back when the Summer Games Fest revealed the third-person shooter. Then, a more in-depth gameplay reveal trailer dropped during the Xbox Tokyo Game Show, and players pretty much dismissed it as a mediocre Pokemon parody. Now that it’s finally out, it’s evident that Pocketpair made Palworld nothing but the real deal.
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Palworld was released on January 19, 2024, for the Xbox Series X|S and PC. The title currently remains in early access, with the developer planning to keep it that way for at least 1 year. “Depending on the progress of development, we may consider extending early access or if we are satisfied with the state of the game, officially releasing the game,” says Pocketpair on Steam.
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