Monster Hunter has always been a series that has been devoted to a certain kind of gamer. One that wants not only to fight, but to be challenged with brutal gameplay. In fact, this franchise is where the phrase “git gud” came from. Yet, Capcom sees the franchise as something even more special than that, they truly feel that the game has worldwide appeal. Thus, they’ve been porting versions of the series to the US when they could. But they still wanted more, so, they made Monster Hunter: World.
Monster Hunter: World was built for the West, and features many things that Western gamers are familiar with, including a truly connected open world, which is actually a first for the series. Anyway, the game is coming out on January 26th for the PS4. But, there’s also going to be a PC version of the game, however, that one won’t be coming out on the same day, for in a special Twitter, post, the PC version has been revealed to be coming later this year.
— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) January 3, 2018
Yep, the game won’t reach PC until 2018. This actually follows a trend of sorts of certain large AAA titles getting to PC much later than the console counterparts. Final Fantasy XV had this happen for example. Now, while it’s understandable to want to make the game the best it can be, especially since the PC is so adaptable, you have to wonder just how much work they’re doing to push the PC release back this long.
Some good news though is that Capcom confirmed that Monster Hunter: World will feature free updates that’ll expand the game a great deal. Including bringing new monsters to fight. So, at least those who do get the game will be getting a lot of content for a while.