It’s been lower than every week since Palworld‘s early entry launch on Steam and Xbox Sport Move, and it’s already bought tens of millions of copies. Not solely that, it’s additionally surpassed two million concurrent gamers, which isn’t any small feat.
Palworld has additionally been the middle of controversy, being billed as “Pokemon with weapons”. It’s additionally caught the eye of some AAA builders, and gamers questioning if Nintendo or the Pokemon Firm have something to say about it. Properly, seems they do.
The Pokemon Firm has simply put out an announcement on their web site. Whereas they haven’t explicitly named Palworld, they’ve made it clear that they haven’t granted any permission for the usage of their IP, and can be investigating accordingly. Right here’s the total assertion:
“We have now acquired many inquiries concerning one other firm’s recreation launched in January 2024. We have now not granted any permission for the usage of Pokémon mental property or belongings in that recreation. We intend to research and take applicable measures to deal with any acts that infringe on mental property rights associated to the Pokémon. We’ll proceed to cherish and nurture every Pokémon and its world, and work to deliver the world collectively via Pokémon sooner or later.”
Even earlier than Palworld’s launch, there was already chatter about among the extra doubtful creature designs. There are a couple of Friends that bear hanging resemblances to current Pokemon, to the purpose the place you would even get confused between the video games. It’s onerous to say whether or not Pocketpair and Palworld will get into any authorized bother over this, however we’ll hold you up to date as extra information comes our approach.
Palworld is now accessible on PC through Steam and Xbox Sport Move.