Palworld has skyrocketed to overnight stardom, seamlessly blending beloved elements from classic games. This survival sensation combines the adorable charm of Pokemon with the adrenaline-pumping action of Monster Hunter and Ark. The game appears to be hitting its peak, recently achieving a remarkable feat by breaking a significant record on Steam.
Palworld Secures Steam Record for Highest Concurrent Players
In just a matter of days since its Steam debut, Palworld has claimed the title of the most concurrently played paid game on the PC gaming platform.twit_1749047519265632440
Yes, you read that right. It's almost unbelievable.
The staggering number reached a whopping 1.12 million players concurrently immersed in the world of Palworld. While it may not quite match the 3.25 million milestone set by PUBG, this unofficial Pokemon spin-off now stands supreme among all other paid games.
In close pursuit is Cyberpunk 2077, with 1.05 million concurrent players. The CD Projekt Red title experienced a resurgence in popularity following the release of its first and latest DLC, "Phantom Liberty," last year. The futuristic open-world game also underwent a comprehensive system overhaul, erasing the immersion-breaking bugs that marred its infamous launch.
The third spot on the list is claimed by none other than Bandai Namco's "Elden Ring," the 2022 Game of the Year-winning Souls-like game, featuring a vast open world co-authored by Game of Thrones author G.R.R. Martin.
Palworld's ascent to the #1 position was announced on the game's official Twitter page. This revelation coincides with reports of challenges faced by Epic Online Services and Microsoft servers, struggling to accommodate the overwhelming demand from millions of players eager to hop on the Palworld machine gun-toting hype train.
Setting aside its unconventional success, anticipation is building to see what else Pocketpair's indie hit has in store. With its expansive open world, robust survival mechanics, and a delightfully irreverent storyline, the potential of this unique survival game, crafted like a Frankenstein creation, remains unpredictable!