January 26, 2018 is an important date – for Monster Hunter fans, at least. Hype has been building up, and the flame of excitement at slaying monsters, and hunting down legendary creatures is burning strong. Meanwhile, the exploratory spirit is begging to be let out, especially in a world of breathtaking visuals, and new environments.
For the first time ever, PC players will be able to experience the phenomenal wonder that’s Monster Hunter. In an official tweet, World producer Ryozo Tsujimoto provided an update for its PC counterpart, aiming at a ballpark release date of Autumn 2018.
— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) January 3, 2018
While news about a PC release has been in the air for a while now, it’s good that fans now have some idea of when to expect it. A look at 2018’s calendar puts the autumnal equinox on September 22, so yes, it’ll be a longer wait as compared to their console peers. With optimised content, however, comes the promise of quality experience, and it seems fans are covered on that front.
It’s a commendable effort by Capcom, seeing as how it has been 11 years since Monster Hunter’s first foray into the PC market with Monster Hunter Frontier. When it comes to Japanese MMOs with one possible learning point might be with Final Fantasy XIV Online, which received negative backlash before its reboot in 2013 by Square Enix, thus the delay.
So far, Capcom’s plans for the port remains to be revealed, and this includes the differences between the PC and console versions. What we do know is that Tsujimoto is bringing free updates, such as new monsters, to the game across all platforms – a true cause of celebration for fans.
January 26, arrive already! Or Autumn, for PC users.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.