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Palworld Has Reached 19 Million Players And Become The Biggest 3rd Party Xbox Game Pass Launch Ever

It's a monster!

Palworld is the global sensation that just won’t quite, with developer Pocketpair now celebrating the enormous milestone of 19 million players in less than two weeks since the game’s launch.

That figure includes a whopping 12 million sales of the game on Steam, plus 7 million more players accessing the game on Xbox, helping to make it the biggest 3rd party launch on Game Pass to date, as well as the most-played 3rd party day one release via Xbox Cloud Gaming.

In the time since launch it’s also rocketed up to the #2 spot for all-time concurrent player peak on Steam at 2,101,867 players.

Xbox has also revealed that it’s working with Pocketpair to help provide support for Xbox versions of the game. It’s providing support to enable dedicated servers as well as engineering resources to help with GPU and memory optimisation, and also speeding up the process to make Palworld updates available for players on Xbox – hopefully helping to give it more parity with the superior Steam version.

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Pocketpair also recently unveiled the roadmap for the future of Palworld, which includes a number of highly-requested features for the near and far future, including improvements to key binding and Pal AI coming “ASAP” along with things like PvP, crossplay, new Pals and more coming later down the track.

Our resident survival game expert, Edward, has been spending plenty of time playing Palworld and wrote about his impressions of the game, saying, “If you can wrangle a few mates together for some ‘mon-like’ fun, or if you’re just a grizzled old survivalist like I am, I’d absolutely recommend picking up the game on Steam or jumping in via Game Pass to see for yourself if the hype is real. Go on, use HM03 and ride the Palworld wave that’s sweeping the globe.”

You can find Palworld on Steam here or Game Pass here.