PlayStation Is Looking To Get Palworld Ported To PS5
PlayStation is looking to get Pocket Pair’s Pokemon-like action adventure survival game, Palworld, ported to PS5.
Shuhei Yoshida, Head of Independent Developer Initiative at Sony Interactive Entertainment, took to Twitter/X to respond to a question regarding the possible release of a PS5 version of Palworld.
The Sony Interactive Entertainment executive congratulated the Palworld development team on selling over 1 million copies of the game in about 8 hours since release. He responded affirmatively to the question regarding the possibility of Palworld arriving on PS5, and tagged another Sony executive,Jingwen Zhu, in his tweet. The latter is responsible for Partner Development at PlayStation and is the individual who can work towards a partnership between the company and Pocket Pair for a possible PS5 port.
The Palworld Early Access launch FAQ also mentions the possibility of a PS5 version of Palworld. It is stated that Pocket Pair doesn’t have plans for a PS5 port at the moment, but will consider it during development. The likely scenario is that the game will arrive on PS5 once it exits Early Access.
Previously, it was reported that Palworld has become the sixth game to surpass the 1 million concurrent player count on Valve’s PC platform, Steam. This achievement has given the game the sixth place in the all-time concurrent player charts, following the likes of PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, Counter-Strike 2, Lost Ark, Dota 2, and Cyberpunk 2077.
For the uninitiated, Palworld is set in an open world inhabited by animal-like creatures called “Pals.” Players engage in battles to capture these Pals, utilizing them for tasks like base construction, traversal, and combat. Palworld supports both solo play and online multiplayer, accommodating up to 32 players on a single server. Initially revealed in 2021, the game entered early access for Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S in January 2024. Its humorous concept, featuring firearms and armed Pals, led to it being nicknamed “Pokémon With Guns.” The game also gained attention for using creatures in various roles, including food production and work in mines and factories.