Developed by PocketPair, Palworld is being tipped as a darker successor to the Pokemon franchise. Your aim is to train up your own Pal and battle against other players’ beasts, all while exploring the colorful and vibrant open world. The concept is an enticing one, so it’s got potential players asking one question: what consoles is it coming to, and when? We’re running down the Palworld console release dates for Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, and Xbox.
Is a Palworld Nintendo Switch version coming out?
Currently, PocketPair has yet to confirm a release date for Palworld on Nintendo Switch.
PocketPair’s CEO, Takuro Mizobe, recently sat down with NME to discuss the release plan for Palworld. He said that the game will enter early access on PC “sometime in 2022.” Crucially, though, he didn’t mention a Nintendo Switch release. Other consoles aren’t out of the picture, as he suggests they might port the game to Nintendo Switch once the game’s fully released. This means that, for now, you won’t be able to play this Pokemon-type game on the console famed for exclusively hosting the beloved pocket monsters franchise.
Is a Palworld PS5, PS4, or Xbox version coming out?
Again, PocketPair is sticking to its guns and hasn’t mentioned a planned Palworld release for PS5, PS4, and Xbox consoles at all.
All we know so far is that the game is a certain PC release, as the official Steam page is already live. Therefore, we can’t guarantee a Palworld console release. However, if the game does well following its launch, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see it land on other platforms.
There is some hope, as PocketPair’s previous game, Craftopedia, released on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, alongside the expected PC release. It’s good news for Xbox owners, as it might mean we’ll see a Palworld release later down the line. However, it’s not what PlayStation or Switch owners want to hear – we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed that the game’s popularity will convince PocketPair to release the game on all consoles.