Can You Play Palworld On Steam Deck? – Answered

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Palworld is available to play on PC and Xbox consoles, giving you a few options on which platform to choose. If you’re a fan of using your Steam Deck to play on the go, knowing whether Palworld is compatible with this device may help you decide.

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Is Palworld Steam Deck Compatible?

Yes, Palworld is Steam Deck compatible. Initially confirmed in the Pocketpair Discord by a community manager, Palworld runs on Steam Deck, giving you another platform option if you don’t have a console or prefer handheld devices.

Similarly, Palworld is confirmed through its Steam store page to have Xbox and PlayStation controller support, allowing you to play with a controller even if you’re on a PC. In other words, you’ll have multiple options, such as keyboard and mouse, controller, or Xbox consoles, depending on your preferences.

It’s unknown whether Palworld will receive Steam Deck compatibility verification during its early access period or after its launch. Fortunately, this shouldn’t significantly affect your ability to play, as Pocketpair has confirmed the game will run on Steam Deck.

Until Palworld officially launches, it’s also unknown how well it’ll perform on Steam Deck. However, the game’s recommended system requirements on PC are similar to the handheld device’s, indicating there shouldn’t be many major performance issues compared to larger, resource-intensive titles. Worst-case scenario, you may need to tweak some of the game’s graphics settings if there are any hiccups.

Just be careful of your Steam Deck’s storage space, as the game recommends having 40 GB of space available. While compression will reduce this slightly, it’s good to keep an eye on your device’s storage in case it requires more than you initially expect.

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Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.