Monster Hunter World’s PlayStation 4 debut is just around the corner on January 26, but unfortunately it turns out that PC players are going to have to wait some more. Today the official Monster Hunter twitter account released a short video of Ryozo Tsujimoto – the producer of Monster Hunter World – announcing for the first time an actual release window for the PC version of the game!
Which would be great news, but alas. The video shows Tsujimoto saying that the PC version is officially scheduled for an Autumn 2018 release which is quite late into the year. You could say that at least it’s still coming this year, but since it’s so close to the end of the year we’re not sure if that counts.
Being both huge Monster Hunter fans and PC gamers, we’re pretty disappointed just like the rest of you probably are, but that’s okay. Tsujimoto says that the Monster Hunter team is still relatively new at PC porting, so they’re taking extra time to make sure that the PC version runs silky smooth and is as polished as the PlayStation 4 version is. We’d rather a polished and stable port rather than rushed, unoptimized mess.
Capcom’s recent PC ports like Resident Evil 7, Street Fighter V, and Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite have all been pretty good, so here’s hoping. We’re just dying to finally get to experience the next level of Monster Hunter history, so as hard as it is, we’ll be patient until the PC version drops.
If you own a PlayStation 4, you were able to participate in the beta that happened a couple weeks ago. The game is already shaping up to be really awesome to both veterans and newcomers alike, so we encourage all would-be hunters to stay tuned for any future updates.