Monster Hunter: World has broken some records by selling a pretty good number of copies to date for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but some people who have the Nintendo Switch are still waiting for the game to come to their favorite console. Unfortunately, that dream will not happen.
Monster Hunter is already on Nintendo’s 3DS handheld console, but there’s no point of porting over a game to the Switch if the game was already in development before the Switch was born. That would take more time to create the animation and gameplay and everything else and delay the game more even if Capcom released it for the Xbox One and PS4 first.
In an interview with the president of Capcom, Haruhiro Tsujimoto, he had to say once more time that the game probably won’t be coming to the Nintendo Switch.
We’re aware of that request. However, taking into account various conditions, bringing Monster Hunter: World now for release is difficult. The reason is that the Switch has different functions from other stationary consoles as well as different players. Each game console as its own characteristic, and it’s necessary that we, as game makers, adapt to that when making [a game].
From now on, we’re looking at how we can support the Switch with our games, and that also includes Monster Hunter.
Sure, it doesn’t sound like it can’t be done, but Haruhiro points it out himself that the Switch has different functions from other consoles and different players at that. It’s not like he’s saying no, it can’t be done, it’s just that right now, Monster Hunter: World won’t be ported to Nintendo’s hybrid system.
Of course, everyone’s feelings are going to be hurt in one way or another because a game they like isn’t going to be running on a system they have, but video games have been like that for quite some time.Source: Nintendo Life
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