I keep hitting refresh on the SteamDB page of Palworld. Each time I do, the numbers keep shooting up. Despite the fact that Pocketpick’s new game has only come out today – in Early Access as well – the numbers suggest it’s going to be a big hit.
When the third-party Steam tracking website posted on Twitter/X earlier, it said Palworld had already reached over 110,000 concurrent players. At the time of writing, that number has gone up to 329,563.
The Top Sellers list on Steam shows it’s shot to the number two position (behind the Steam Deck, natch). While this isn’t too unusual for a brand-new game that’s got some hype behind it, it could well be a sign of things to come for the cute, Pokemon-inspired survival game.
What exactly is Palworld?
If you haven’t heard of or are familiar with Palworld yet, don’t worry. I wasn’t until literally two days ago. If you want a nice breakdown of what the game’s like and how it plays, a couple of our writers took a quick look at it.
The Steam page has this to say about it:
Fight, farm, build and work alongside mysterious creatures called “Pals” in this completely new multiplayer, open world survival and crafting game!
It has a little bit of everything, from what I can tell. Well, maybe not everything, but certainly enough for most gamers to get into. I must admit, I’m quietly curious myself. To such an extent that I’m currently downloading it through Xbox Game Pass. May as well, right?
Andrew has been a gamer since the 17th century Restoration period. He now writes for a number of online publications, contributing news and other articles. He does not own a powdered wig.