“There is no Palworld Mobile app”, Pocket Pair Shuts Down Rumors – In a surprising turn of events, an unauthorised mobile application claiming to be Palworld, the popular multiplayer, open-world survival, and crafting game developed by Pocket Pair, has surfaced on the iOS App Store. The unverified app, which appeared approximately 18 hours ago, sparked confusion among gamers who questioned if it’s legit.
The buzz surrounding the Palworld knockoff quickly caught the attention of both fans and developers alike. In a swift response, the official Palworld Twitter account issued a statement within just one hour of the discovery, Absolutely rejecting any connection with the troublesome mobile app.
“There is no Palworld Mobile app”, Pocket Pair Shuts Down Rumors
Official Warning and Response
The Palworld Twitter account posted a warning, cautioning users about the fraud app and clarifying that there is no legitimate Palworld application for phones. The statement explicitly mentioned that apps using names and product images such as “パルワールド” and “Palworld” on the AppStore and Google Play are not affiliated with Pocket Pair in any way.
There is no Palworld application for phones. Apps using names and product images such as “パルワールド” and “Palworld” are appearing on the AppStore and Google Play, but they are not affiliated with our company in any way.
We have reported this issue to Apple, which…
— Palworld (@Palworld_EN) January 31, 2024
Furthermore, the developers promptly reported the issue to both Apple, the operator of the App Store, and Google, responsible for Google Play. The warning emphasised the potential risks associated with downloading these unauthorised apps, including the potential leakage of personal information stored on smartphones or falling victim to fraudulent activities.
The Palworld development team urged users to exercise caution and refrain from downloading any mobile applications claiming to be Palworld, emphasising the need to rely only on official channels for game-related downloads.
Palworld Mobile is releasing on iOS AppStore on February 4, 2024.
But I don’t recognize the developer name: Oleksandra Kryvcun.
Strange. Need an official comment from Pocket Pair on this.
Could be stolen assets, but this did get pass some of Apple’s security checks… pic.twitter.com/IBnfGQnfFJ
— PlayerIGN (@PlayerIGN) January 31, 2024
As the gaming community navigates this unexpected development, the incident serves as a stark reminder of the challenges developers face in safeguarding their intellectual property from unauthorised replicas, and the importance for users to exercise vigilance when interacting with unfamiliar applications on digital platforms.