Palworld continues to break records, this time ranking among the most played in Steam’s history

Palworld continues to sweep everything in its path, positioning itself as the second game with the most simultaneous players in the history of Steam.

Álvaro Arbonés

Álvaro Arbonés

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Palworld is news in the newspaper. For good, for bad, or usually, both. It’s something we have to get used to, because it’s as successful as it is controversial. And this time, we have to focus on the first. Because it has surpassed a milestone that not even its creators would have expected to achieve.

With a peak of 1,853,216 players on January 23rd, Palworld has become the second game with the most simultaneous players in the history of Steam. Surpassing Counter-Strike 2, and only surpassed by the staggering numbers of PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, which stands at 3,257,248, Palworld is thus cemented as the first big success of 2024. Something that is confirmed with over eight million copies sold in less than 6 days.

Takuro Mizobe, CEO of Automaton, the studio behind Palworld, is very optimistic about these figures and says in an interview with Automaton that although the foundations of the game are already established, it is only 60% finished. Among their future plans is to include a PvP mode, which they see as very difficult to do well, but they will work to do it correctly. Therefore, considering the figures and the statements of the company’s CEO, it does not seem that the news about Palworld will cease soon.

Álvaro Arbonés

Álvaro Arbonés

Cultural journalist and writer with a special interest in audiovisuals and everything that can be played. I'm not here to talk about my books, but you can always ask me about them if you're curious.

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