Fans of community simulation games will want to check out Palia (pronounced pay-lee-uh), a new MMO currently in development by Singularity 6 to feature a high fantasy world with elements of open world adventure games.
Here are some of the most asked questions about Palia.
What Type of Game Is Palia?
Palia is a cozy MMO (massively multiplayer online) game set in an open world with an enriching story, characters to meet, and friends to make. Imagine a community simulation game set in a high fantasy world where you can quest, craft, make a home for yourself, and build a neighborhood with friends.
Can You Play Palia Solo?
Yes, you can play Palia solo, single player at your own pace. You can also team up with other players or friends in the game too.
Above all, the social and cooperative multiplayer playstyles of Palia will provide a real sense of community and belonging. We believe Palia is good solo, but better together.Palia Official Website
Watch the official announcement trailer for Palia in the video below featuring game footage. Palia is built on the Unreal Engine 4 software and has been in development since 2018.
Will Palia Be Free To Play?
Yes, and Singularity 6 has been transparent in sharing their mission on the monetization aspect of the game. Palia will make money from cosmetic items, like clothing and costumes. Palia will not monetize items you earn from gameplay and you won’t need to buy loot boxes or get content through a rotating store, or be overly pressured by fear of missing out (FOMO). For a complete explanation of their business plan head over to the official article written by WizardCrab.
What is the Release Date for Palia?
To be announced. In a recent Q&A with the community, ziE of the Singularity 6 team confirmed that Palia will not be released in 2022.
“We want to confirm that we are not releasing Palia this year. We’re still heavy in development, and will update more as we progress further. While it’s not the exact answer we know people are looking for, this gives a better perspective of where we’re at. And as always, to everyone still eagerly looking forward to Palia and waiting for as long as it takes, thank you.”ziE – Singularity 6 Discord 9/8/2022
Is Palia In Alpha or Beta?
Future playtest dates have not been announced yet. Palia hosted Alpha in March 2022 and Alpha 2 in July 2022. These Alpha tests were conducted under a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Players who would like to help test the game should sign up on the official site (signing up does not guarantee an invite to test).
Will Palia Be On PC Or Console?
Palia will be playable on PC. With player experience being a top priority, Singularity 6 plans on expanding to other consoles as soon as possible.
What is the ESRB Rating for Palia?
Palia doesn’t have an ESRB rating yet as it’s still in heavy development. We can only speculate that the rating may be Teen or higher due to the possibility of alcohol use and romance options with NPCs.
As a fan of the MMO genre I’d like to let out a sigh of relief that finally, a relaxing, low-stress game is being developed for the massively multiplayer experience. It’s refreshing to see development companies taking the reins to further this genre and with good intentions. I’m really excited for what Singularity 6 has shared about Palia so far and I can’t wait to jump into this world and discover more.