E3 2017: Capcom announces Monster Hunter World for consoles and PC

First, the bad news: Monster Hunter World is not an MMO version of the long-running franchise. But it is a new installment bringing in everything that’s long been celebrated about the series, with the same skill-based gameplay and the same core loop of hunting enormous beasts for materials. It’s also a chance for you to play with friends, as the game will support online drop-in drop-out co-op play, so you can jump in from the comfort of your own home to help your friends hunt down creatures.

It’s also going to be a multiplatform release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The console versions are planned to release first in 2018 followed by the PC version later, but if you’d like to treat this seamless open-world game as something of an MMO-like experience, the platform options will support that. Check out the trailer for the new title just below.

Source: Kotaku, Polygon
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Loyheta
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Loyheta

I am really looking forward to this. I hope they significantly increased the despawn timer for corpses.

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Chuck Finley

Hey, look, it’s the Monster Hunter everyone wanted since the first one.

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kanbe

Thank you MOP, this just made my week. Now who has a time machine to 2018?

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Chosenxeno .

Can’t wait to get banned for using hacked Weapons.

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Threevo V

Sorry pheonix labs…

It was a good run.

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Andrew Ross

Don’t write them off. I just got hands on with Dauntless and there’s space for it to co-exist. That being said, I really, really, really want hands on with this new Monster Hunter designed for Western audiences after having had authentic Japanese MH experiences (all night hunts with strangers in Akihabara, weee!)

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silverlock

Way to early to write them off as they should have their PC version out long before the MH PC version comes out heck even before the console versions comes out.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Finally we get a MH game for western market. There are actually 2 Monster Hunter games for PC already, but cant play them since they are asia only.

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nobleeinherjar

I was so hoping that the “Monster Hunter on PS4” rumor was true, and it turns out to be even better than I’d hoped for what with the PC release and all.
I’m still kind of hoping the Switch version of MHXX comes to the West, but oh man am I super excited for MHW. Monster Hunter is probably my favorite series when I really think about it.

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Tobasco da Gama

I’m really looking forward to this. I’ve never played a Monster Hunter game, but the concept has always been really appealing to me. Giving us an open world to track monsters in and turn against them is a great idea as well, and it totally works for the concept. (As opposed to a lot of single-player open worlds lately that just throw it in as a bullet point and not because the gameplay suits it.)

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Armsbend

My thoughts word for word. On PC especially.

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rafael12104

Looking forward to it. I hope they are planning a playable PC demo.

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silverlock

I was wondering how long Capcon was going to leave all that money on the table. Dauntless now needs to deliver on time and with high quality or they are in trouble.

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Jay Madison

This game is gonna do STUPID numbers on PS4/Xbox. Console players have been waiting for a non-portable MH game FOREVER.

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uplift

If the MP is good, it’s going to do well on Steam, too. I think this is a huge step in the right direction for the franchise for everyone else outside of Japan, who don’t really care for mobile gaming lol.

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Schmidt.Capela

I, for one, am going to get it on Steam. The only chance of that not happening is Capcom completely botching this installment of the franchise, something I find unlikely.

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Greaterdivinity

This is such a huge gut-punch to the Dauntless team before they’re even out of the gate. They were all set to be the “Monster Hunter on PC!” replacement and now…we have Monster Hunter on PC. They’ve still got their thing going, but it definitely took a lot of the wind out of their sails.

That said, I’m happy/hype. Always dug MH-style games and this is probably going to be a bunch of great co-op fun.

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Grifter17

Dauntless will be Free to Play Though … and be released before MH

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Greaterdivinity

This is true, but F2P is as much of a blessing as it is a curse. The lower barrier bringing in more players will also keep many out because they don’t want to deal some of the negative aspects that F2P also brings, instead preferring the largely self-contained one time purchase of MHW (minus DLC, which I imagine will be sold).

Being out before MHW is their biggest boon, assuming they make their launch date and don’t have any delays. If they can ship a fantastic game and secure a dedicated community, they should be in a pretty good spot. They’ll just need to hope that MHW isn’t killer then, because their continued success will in-part rely on MHW being a bad/average game that doesn’t really grab and hold folks.

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Armsbend

A big argument for kickstarter/founder’s packs/etc being a really bad idea.

Dauntless: Hey we are making MH for your computer! It will take us years to get this off the ground but we will detail it along the way!
Capcom: The hell you are.

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Veldan

Yeah, the first thing I thought when reading the title was “poor Dauntless”

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Schmidt.Capela

the game will support online drop-in drop-out co-op play

Sounds like it will be as much a MMO as Diablo. And likely more to the tune of Diablo 2 than Diablo 3 in that, to boot, as I can’t see Capcom making the game online-only.

Incidentally, though I did try a bit of it on portables before, this PC iteration will likely be the first Monster Hunter I will purchase. I like the idea, and much of what the series try to accomplish, but I could never truly enjoy a series like this on portable consoles; big hands aren’t a good match for demanding action gameplay on the small controls of portable consoles.

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Why not if it’s good.
Finally leaving behind its PSP roots and making it open world will help. About time for the multiplat too. Not like they can stay on the Japanese handheld market anyway…

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