Capcom Has No Plans To Release Monster Hunter World On Nintendo Switch; PS4 And Xbox One Are The Best Fit
In the past few years, the Monster Hunter series has been associated with Nintendo, with the most recent past entries in the series getting released on 3DS and Wii U. Monster Hunter World is not coming to Nintendo Switch and it seems like it may never get released on Nintendo's hybrid console.
In a fresh interview, directors Kaname Fujioka and Yuya Tokuda talked about a possible Nintendo Switch release, mentioning that the game is not coming to Nintendo's new console due to the fact that Monster Hunter World has been in development for 4 years and there was no news regarding the Switch. Additionally, the team considered which hardware would be the best fit for the game, eventually deciding to release it on PS4 and Xbox One, as far as consoles are concerned.
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.
Monster Hunter World launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 26th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version will be released later this year.