Although not specifically named, gamers all understand that The Pokémon Company is ready to sue Palworld, a game that sold 8 million copies after 6 days on Steam.
Recently, The Pokemon Company – the father of the famous Pokemon game series, released an official announcement about Palworld, affirming: “We are committed to conducting an investigation and applying appropriate measures to handle the matter. handle any infringement of intellectual property rights related to Pokemon”.
Although The Pokemon Company didn’t mention Palworld directly, the statement was clearly a response to the survival game’s incredible success (with 8 million copies sold in less than six days). The main point is that the design of Pals has too much similarity with existing Pokemon.
“We have received many inquiries regarding another company’s game released in January 2024,” The Pokemon Company wrote. “We have not granted any rights to use the intellectual property or Pokémon assets in that game. We intend to investigate and take appropriate measures to address any violations of intellectual property rights.” intellectual property related to Pokémon. The Pokemon Company will continue to cherish and nurture each Pokémon and its world, and strive to bring the world together through Pokémon in the future.”
Prior to this statement, Palworld developer Pocketpair asserted that their game bears a closer resemblance to Ark Survival Evolved and Vanaheim than Pokemon. They also revealed that since the game launched on January 19, the team has received many threats.
In an interview with Automaton, Pocketpair CEO Takuro Mizobe said the team had carefully reviewed the legal aspects and took no action against the company.
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