Monster Hunter: World Download Time: When Can We Start Hunting?

  • Monster Hunter: World Download Time: When Can We Start Hunting?

Monster Hunter: World Download Time: When Can We Start Hunting?

It feels like we've been waiting ages for a proper, full-fledged Monster Hunter game to come out in the west. "While it's made token efforts in this regard before, Monster Hunter World is a total revamp created to attract new players outside its traditional base of Japan, which has proven tough in the past". Part of the reason is that the title has been in development for nearly 4 years.

Monster Hunter World is available from Friday for Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox One consoles. Apparently, at the time of deciding which platforms the game is coming to, the Nintendo Switch wasn't even announced yet. Capcom and Nintendo have had a long relationship together and having Monster Hunter World on a portable console seems like an opportunity that developers wouldn't want to pass up.

If you're picking up a physical copy of Monster Hunter: World, you're pretty much at the mercy of your local retailer.

Meanwhile, in the interview, Fujioka and Tokuda revealed that adjustments and improvements were made to make it easier for players new to the franchise to jump in with Monster Hunter: World. Some all-hour stores, like Walmart, will be able to accommodate gamers willing to make a late-night drive; however, the most reliable way to be part of the initial Monster Hunter: World server rush is to pre-order your copy on PSN or Xbox Live.

However, PC players will have to wait a while before they are able to join the hunt. The game hits PC this fall. Nintendo Switch owners, meanwhile, will have nothing to wait for.