Over the weekend, a game reductively described as "multiplayer Pokemon with guns" was released, shattering sales records and concurrent player numbers in a shocking upset. Palworld, as it's called, has become a bonafide phenomenon and one of the most popular games on the planet, all without the help of PlayStation players.
But that may be about to change if Shuhei has his way. Palworld is currently in early access on Xbox One, Series X|S and PC. It's not an exclusive, and Tokyo-based developer Pocketpair's stated stance on PS5 as a platform is that it would "consider it during development." Sony has undoubtedly taken note of the title's meteoric success, proof of which was spotted by PlayStation LifeStyle, with indie boss Shuhei Yoshida giving the game the digital nod.
Yoshida congratulated the developer on the astounding launch, responding to a Tweet posted by Pocketpair. A fan then requested that he work on bringing the game to PS5 in the future. Yoshida responded with a simple "yes" before tagging Jingwen Zhu, PlayStation's partner development executive for China and Japan.
Since its launch on Friday, 19th January, Palworld has sold five million copies at an astonishing rate of around 86,000 an hour. It broke the all-time concurrent player counts of heavy hitters like Elden Ring, Cyberpunk 2077, and Baldur's Gate 3, with 1.29 million players simultaneously. Its gameplay concepts appear to have struck a chord, but it might not live long enough to make it to PlayStation anyway; allegations of AI-powered plagiarism are already in the air, and the lethally-litigious Nintendo has yet to respond.
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