Palworld Wants You to Play Other Games While They Work on Updates


Amidst the steadily dropping player count, Palworld community manager Bucky told fans that it’s completely fine to play other games amidst the downtime of content. Read on to learn about his advice and reasonings.

Palworld Developer Addresses Concerns Over Diminishing Player Count

Encourages Fans to Take a Break From the Game

Palworld developer and community manager Bucky took to Twitter(X) two days ago to call out the recent narrative of Palworld losing chunks of its player base as "lazy." This is in lieu with the game’s unprecedented and record-breaking success on its first week of launch, which has since then simmered down nearly a month after release. Due to the seemingly rapid loss of its player base, many were quick to call out Palworld as a passing fad that has already lost its momentum.

Bucky had this to say otherwise:

"'s probably also a good time to step in and reassure those of you capable of reading past a headline that it is fine to take breaks from games. You don't need to feel bad about that. Palworld, like many games before it, isn't in a position to pump out massive amounts of new content on a weekly basis. New content will come, and it's going to be awesome, but these things take a little bit of time."


Palworld was launched in early access and it has been evident, with plenty of bugs still present and tons of content yet to be added. At the same time, it has been the target of heavy controversy as it has been heavily speculated to have plagiarized assets directly from Pokemon. The news has been widely spread and presented as fact even though unconfirmed, to the extent that the Pokemon Company had to indirectly announce that they have started investigations regarding claims. There has been no conclusion of the investigations as of writing.


Regardless of the troubles and shortcomings Palworld has incurred, Bucky still reflects upon the past three weeks of the game’s release with optimism and thankfulness. He shares that 9 months prior to the launch, he thought that the game breaking 50 thousand players would be the most optimistic goal, and "I certainly never expected it to reach into the millions."

He reassures fans that everyone in the development team is hard at work fixing any issues being discovered and all the while adding new Pals and content. " Some of you may have had your fun over the last 3 weeks and found yourself putting the game down. That is fine."

"If you are still playing Palworld, we love you. If you're no longer playing Palworld, we still love you, and we hope you'll come back for round 2 when you're ready."

Advises Players to Play New Releases, Other Genres, or Hidden Gem Indie Games


Besides taking breaks, they also suggested playing other games in the meantime as the hotfixes are rolled out and new content is being prepared. "There are so many amazing games out there to play; you don't need to feel guilty about hopping from game to game."

"Play lots of games, try different genres, and frequently flick through indie libraries to find hidden gems."

One Twitter(X) user replied about playing another early access game that launched around the same time, Enshrouded. Bucky responded that Enshrouded is "excellent."


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