Palworld Early Access Release Date and Start Time – platforms, price, editions, and trailer

Palworld Early Access Release Date and Start Time – platforms, price, editions, and trailer
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Looking for the release date for Palworld Early Access? This open-world survival game is filled to the brim with creatures called Pals, that you can live peacefully with or take on your daring adventure.

Drawing comparisons to Pokémon, the Pals are cute creatures with a variety of abilities and skills. However, Palworld takes a darker approach than the classic monster collector, where you’ll have guns to fight with, and it’s even possible to eat your own Pal if you’re hungry enough. Be sure to also check out if Palworld is multiplayer. If any of this sounds like fun, Palworld is for you. Here’s the release date and more.

Palworld Early Access Release Date

Palworld opens up early access on Friday, January 19, 2024. This launch is for all platforms the game is being released on, including Xbox, Xbox Game Pass, and PC.

The game will remain in early access for at least a year before coming out with the full release, according to the dev team on the game’s Steam page. It is currently unknown when the full release of the game will be after it’s exited early access.

Early access lets players check out the game in its early form, although a majority of the game’s features and systems have already been implemented. There are over 100 Pals already available in the game from the early access release.

The future full release is expected to include more content, including more Pals, and to refine systems already in the game, like crafting and survival.

Palworld Start Time

Palworld is confirmed by Pocketpair to start at 12am PST/3am EDT/9am BST. The game will drop at midnight on the west coast of the United States.

It will be released simultaneously for all time zones. That means no players will be getting a head start.

Palworld Release Countdown

If you’re too excited about the release of Palworld that you just can’t wait, here’s our official countdown timer for the release date and start time for Palworld:

Palworld platforms

Pals in a flower filed in Palworld.
Image via Pocketpair

Palworld will be released on a variety of platforms, including:

  • PC
  • Xbox Series X/S
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Game Pass

You can currently wishlist the game on Steam for PC.

Palworld price and editions – Xbox Game Pass

Palworld is expected to cost $29.99 for the early access edition of the game, per an official early access FAQ with Pocketpair. This price could increase when the game has its full release.

For those with Xbox Game Pass subscriptions, the game is free to download and play so long as you continue to pay the subscription fee.

Due to the game just releasing early access, there are no special editions or preorder bonuses yet to claim. Those will likely be implemented in the future when the game exits early access, and full release is planned.

Palworld gameplay

gameplay of Palworld
Image via Pocketpair

Palworld is an open-world survival game, where you can craft and build bases and towers. Along to help you are the different Pals, cute creatures that have tons of abilities and skills. You can catch these creatures and have them join you.

However, Palworld can be a dark place. Survival is tough, and it may come down to you sacrificing your Pals to stay alive. Fight large Pals with weapons including guns. Build factories and force Pals to work in them so you can get rich, or live peacefully in the countryside farming with your Pals. It’s up to you how you want to play.

Palworld has a variety of systems to enjoy, from breeding rare Pals to catching them in wildlife sanctuaries. There are vicious poachers out to make a profit in the open world, though, and you can either protect your Pals from them or choose to join them.

Join the poachers

A quick way to get money in Palworld is to sneak into wildlife sanctuaries filled with rare Pals. Catch them without getting caught and you can sell them for a huge profit.

You are also free to battle your pals against each other in the multiplayer, and against special faction leaders found throughout the open world. Alongside the rich character customization, Palworld is a game filled with possibilities and freedom.

Palworld trailers

Here is the final trailer for the game before launching into early access:

And here is the latest gameplay trailer, showing off the various features of the game:

That’s everything there is to know about Palworld’s early access release date. Be sure to check out our game hub for Palworld so you can stay up to date with everything about the survival monster collecting game.

Palworld FAQs

When does Palworld release?

Palworld will enter early access for everyone on Friday, January 19, 2024.

What platforms will Palworld release on?

Palworld will release for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox Game Pass.

When will Palworld exit early access?

There is no official date for the full release of the game, but according to the game’s Steam page, Palworld will remain in early access for at least a year.