In a slice of absolutely terrible news, Capcom has revealed that it’s “aiming for” an Autumn 2018 release for Monster Hunter World on PC.
In a PC development update to fans, Monster Hunter World producer Ryozo Tsujimoto said “as for the PC version, we’re working hard on it right now, and aiming for anAutumn 2018 release. We’ll update you with more details later and thank you for your patience.”
Up until now, we knew that PC version was coming a little later, although the assumption was that Capcom just needed a month or two to tidy it up, as per Nier Automata and Destiny 2. But no, instead PC players are staring down the barrel of a potential 11-month wait. This year, Autumn runs from September 23rd through to December 21st, and Capcom is hoping to release MonHun World at some point within these dates.
It’s a disappointment, for sure, and much of the buzz and anticipation surrounding Monster Hunter: World will likely have dissipated later in the year. Considering just how huge MH: World could potentially be on PC, it’s a curious decision to not dedicate more development resources to it. Its long lifespan and persistent updates make it the perfect fit for PC gaming, and fans have been waiting decades for a proper PC version.
What are your thoughts on this? A necessary wait for a polished game, or are PC gamers being treated as second-class citizens? Let us know your thoughts!