Palworld Surpasses Cyberpunk and Elden Ring in Concurrent Steam Players

Palworld has hit the fifth highest peak concurrent number of Steam players for any game in the service’s history, with a maximum peak of 1,262,087 concurrent players.

This figure is over 200,000 more than Cyberpunk 2077, making Palworld the game with the fifth highest peak in Steam history.

The studio claimed on Twitter to be the “highest concurrent player count of any paid game in the history of Steam”.

Palworld, developed by Japanese studio Pocketpair, has sold over 4,000,000 copies since its release.

 Following its release, users on social media pointed out the extreme similarities between some of the designs of the Pals (the creatures that populate the game) and Pokemon.

The situation is further complicated by Pocketpair’s historical relationship with generative AI tools.

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