After what seemed like an eternity, Capcom has finally announced when Monster Hunter: World will be coming to PC: Aug. 9.
As you might already know, Monster Hunter: World has been out on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One since January. However, prior to the game coming out on any platform whatsoever, Capcom confirmed it would take a while longer for the famed action title to hit PC due to wanting to ensure that team can get accustomed to the new platform.
Here’s what producer Ryozo Tsujimoto said at the time:
“For the main Monster Hunter game, this is our first PC title and it’s something we want to make sure we get right. So rather than have it taking up resources during the console development and not it not being able to have our full attention on it. We want to get console out the door and then we’re going to take some extra time and try and get the PC version as good as possible.
“There’s extra work you need for PC as well. On console you use first party matchmaking, you just kind of plug into it, whether it’s PSN or Xbox Live, but on PC we’re going to have to work more to get our own matchmaking working. So, hopefully, PC users won’t mind waiting a little bit longer for us to bring you a really great optimized PC experience.”
As mentioned in a previous post, Capcom as a whole is no stranger to PCs, but they’ve never been particularly good at it. In matter of fact, Street Fighter V is notorious for its poor netcode. And, needless to say, with this being the Monster Hunter team’s first crack at PC, it stands to reason that they’d want to get everything in working order before they released World to the, well, world.
Fortunately, it looks like they did — sooner than expected no less, as August is pretty early in the Fall season. Of course, seeing is believing, so we’ll just have to see if the extra months were worth it, and considering that a good number of people skipped the console version for this one, it better be.
If you want to learn more about Monster Hunter: World, check out our review here.
Check out the announcement trailer below: