Monster Hunter World is another one of those games that people are really excited for. Its due to be released on January 26th, for both Xbox One and PS4. It will also be released on the PC, but later down the line in 2018.
A lot of people are wondering why it’s not coming to the Nintendo Switch. Valid question. I mean, there are so many games that crossed over to the popular handheld console, one has to wonder why it’s not coming out on Switch!
According to the directors of the game, the one and the only reason why it’s not coming out on the Switch is that it was in development way before the Switch came out. Point blank answer.
If you’re wondering if Monster Hunter World could come to the Switch in the future, I wouldn’t hold my breath. Capcom has said that they know its a surprise to a lot of people because everything is getting ported to the Switch these days, but they just don’t think that they will be bringing their game to the Switch… ever.
In fact, they don’t think that Monster Hunter World is a good place for the Switch. In an interview this is what Capcom had to say about it:
“We don’t have any plans for the Switch at the moment. Part of the reason is that the title has been in development for almost 4 years. At the time we had to commit to our hardware choices, we decided on using the most powerful current generation consoles available at the time, which was Playstation 4 and Xbox One. So [the decision was made] before the Switch was even announced or on sale.
It’s also because for every title we decide what the best fit for hardware is for the concept. We don’t just look at everything. It’s more like ‘if we want to achieve this kind of game concept, where’s the best place to achieve that?’ and for this title, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were the best fit for us.”
The reasoning was a little vague, to say the least. One of the things that bothers me about this reply is that they don’t come right out and say why they think that the Switch would (in a way) impair Monster Hunter World.
Another thing to consider is just how popular and how quickly popular the Switch became. Even if Capcom knew about the Switch, perhaps they thought it would be just another system and didn’t realize just how many people would have a Switch, let alone how many people would have liked to seen Monster Hunter World on the Switch.
Monster Hunter: World – PlayStation 4 Standard Edition
Monster Hunter: World Digital Deluxe Edition – Pre-load – PS4 [Digital Code]
Monster Hunter: World – Deluxe Edition – Xbox One [Digital Code]
Monster Hunter: World – Pre-load – PS4 [Digital Code]