PlayStation 4 and Xbox One fans will have the chance to play the final version of Monster Hunter World later this month, but sadly, Nintendo Switch only gamers won’t have a chance to participate in the action. Capcom has once again commented on the lack of a Nintendo Switch version and have stated that it has been in development for four years.
We don’t have any plans for the Switch at the moment. Part of the reason is that the title has been in development for almost 4 years. At the time we had to commit to our hardware choices, we decided on using the most powerful current generation consoles available at the time, which was Playstation 4 and Xbox One. So [the decision was made] before the Switch was even announced or on sale.
It’s also because for every title we decide what the best fit for hardware is for the concept. We don’t just look at everything. It’s more like “if we want to achieve this kind of game concept, where’s the best place to achieve that?” and for this title the Playstation 4 and Xbox One were the best fit for us.