Monster Hunter World isn’t coming to Nintendo platforms which is a huge blow for the fans who have followed the franchise and don’t own a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC. However, Capcom has explained today that Monster Hunter World is the next main Monster Hunter game, so it isn’t a spin-off or anything. It is all but Monster Hunter 5 minus the name. We are still waiting for Capcom to confirm Monster Hunter XX for the Nintendo Switch here in the west.
This is the next main Monster Hunter game. Our Osaka team is working on it. We’ve brought in some people who are more familiar with next-gen technology to come in and help us adapt it for the current generation of consoles. When you have a series that runs into the higher numbers, I think the numbers themselves start to become off-putting. New players might think, “Oh, I’ve missed four games already, I can’t possibly join at this point.” Just because we’ve taken the number off the title doesn’t mean it’s not a main Monster Hunter game. We just wanted to have “world” in the title because it speaks to the concept of the game in a variety of ways. This is the first simultaneous worldwide release for the game, and the servers are global this time.