Palworld, a novel multiplayer survival game, is set to captivate audiences with its unique blend of monster-collecting and survival dynamics. The game, notorious for allowing its adorable creatures, known as Pals, to engage in activities ranging from combat to labor, is preparing for its much-anticipated release. Notably, Palworld will be available on Game Pass from day one, making it accessible to a wide range of players on both consoles and PC.
Scheduled to launch on January 19, Palworld will be available for Xbox consoles, Game Pass, and PC via Steam. The game promises a rich multiplayer experience, supporting up to four players in co-op mode and hosting up to 32 players per server. Developed by Pocketpair, the game is currently in its Early Access phase, with plans to expand server capacity and introduce PvP elements in future updates, as per the game’s Steam page.
Palworld offers players the opportunity to collect over 100 different types of Pals. These creatures are central to the gameplay, serving various roles that range from labor to combat.
The game’s somewhat controversial approach allows Pals to be used in numerous ways, including as labor in factories, power generators, and as aides in farming activities. The game’s Steam page mentions the lack of labor laws for Pals, highlighting the freedom players have in utilizing these creatures.
One of the more grim aspects of Palworld is the notion of sacrifice and survival. Players can use Pals to explore the open world and navigate through perilous dungeons. In dire situations, Pals can be sacrificed to overcome tough enemies. Moreover, the survival aspect of the game is emphasized by the harsh environments, where players might face tough decisions, including resorting to eating their Pals to survive.
Throughout the Early Access period, Pocketpair plans to enrich the game with additional content, including new Pals, dungeons, and building options. Player feedback will play a crucial role in shaping the development of new features and systems.
It’s also noted that the price of Palworld may increase after the Early Access phase, though no specific timeline has been given for the duration of this phase. The length of Early Access is flexible, depending on the game’s development and reception.