Bringing Monster Hunter: World To Nintendo Switch Is 'Difficult,' Says Capcom

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Monster Hunter: World is a smash hit. But the game is currently only playable on the PS4 and Xbox One. Wouldn't it be great to play it on a system you could carry around? You know, like the Nintendo Switch? That, Capcom says, would not be easy.

While Monster Hunter debuted on the PlayStation 2, the subsequent portable versions catapulted the series to great success.

In a recent Toyo Keizai interview, Capcom president Haruhiro Tsujimoto was asked about bringing Monster Hunter: World to the Switch.

"We're aware of that request," Tsujimoto told Toyo Keizai, adding that Capcom has already ported Nintendo 3DS game Monster Hunter XX to the Switch.

"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]," Tsujimoto explained. This doesn't mean Capcom is ruling out another Monster Hunter for the Switch, even if Tsujimoto didn't explicitly say Monster Hunter: World.

"From now on," he added, "we're looking at how we can support the Switch with our games, and that also includes Monster Hunter."


Comments

    I love my Switch & I love MHW but would prefer a unique MH game on the Switch over a reduced quality port.

      Agreed. I personally love MHW very much on my PS4 right now, but if a new quality MH title comes out for the switch, I don't mind getting a switch to play it as well.

      I hope they don't port MHW to switch, both the game and console deserve better quality than that.

    Nintendo has had a lot of iterations of Monster Hunter exclusively on its consoles, now it’s time to let others play the game

      PSP has had the lion’s share of MH, man.

        Both PSP and the 3DS have had 3 internationally released MH games.

        Sony has 5 MH games, Nintendo has 4.

      That's because that's where it sells. Nintendo dominates the handheld market, japan is biased towards handhelds, and mh is biggest in Japan. It's not a hostage situation, it's low risk investment.

      MHW was a relatively risky move.

      And with the switch's success, there will be another monster hunter on it. The shareholders will make sure it's only a matter of when.

    So... Yes it is happening or no it’s not?
    Also, where is this Switch port of the 3DS game? I haven’t seen that about at all.

      I think it was Japan-only?

      I feel like with MHW being such a... roaring success (HAH!), teaching mechanics etc, that many players would be curious about XX and try it out on the switch with not too much in the way of teething troubles.

      It's not exactly like expedition mode is some huge open-world revelation. It's the same as taking an investigation or whatever, but the timer for each monster is invisible and overlaps. The only real difference is that you don't get forced back.

        HAH!
        Why the laughter?

          Because roaring success means a huge success, but also roaring like in the dinosaur roar! It's a pun! :D

          :D :D :D

            But the HAH! suggests it was funny... :p

              ALL PUNS ARE HILARIOUS. ALWAYS HILARIOUS

                I once tried to bet the butcher $100 that he couldnt reach the T-bones on the top shelf. He took one look and said "Nah, the steaks are too high"

    What? What you are you even trying to pull here CAPCOM? I mean you guys brought Monster Hunter Tri 3 for the Nintendo Wii and Street Fighter. But why are you guys saying that bringing Monster Hunter World for Nintendo Switch is not easy? I have no idea what the hell you are talking about guys I mean you guys said that you are bringing back Mega Man for his 30th anniversary but you guys saying bring Monster Hunter World to Nintendo Switch is not easy.
    Get over yourselves. Are you guys going to bring Monster Hunter World to Nintendo Switch yes or no?

      This likely means they are not sure whether they can optimise the game to a point where it runs well and doesn't look unfit for human eyes.

      I think the answer is no, but they'll make a different MH game for Switch instead.

      Street fighter is a bad example, my tv has more processing power than required for street fighter.

    I love MHW, but i don't get much time to play it when the TV is occupado. I'm just so used to grinding in MH on handhelds, when I'm not monopolising the TV.

    I downloaded the XX demo from the japanese eshop, and it's a good version, but i cbf working out all of the text to play the game.

    Also, what's with the ridiculously limited weapon trees in MHW? Where are my whacky unique weapons like the chainsaw longsword, or the crystal salmon? Booo!

    “Carry around....” The switch tablet controls are garbage. FACT.

    Nintendo continued their tradition of awful controls as the expense for the portability or control gimmick.

    - N64 3 prongs were rubbish.
    - GameCube had no 2nd analog stick....WTF
    - Wii standard pad controller had eight directional indentations which is an abomination, and the wii mote was annoyingly imprecise that doubled as a horrible sideways controller.
    - Wii U tablet trash spoke for itself
    - 3DS has the analog nub which I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy
    - Now, Switch has stacked the analog sticks directly above the face buttons which is a disaster of design to suit the gimmick of the tablet portability.
    It’s also not that comfortable to hold, is rectangular in shape which doesn’t suit position of the palms, and the bumpers awful to.
    Triggers are digital which a terrible idea. And the analog sticks themselves are the worst I’ve used in a while.
    Lucky the Pro controller is decent but at a ludicrous rip-off price.

    Anyone who says portability on the Switch makes it perfect does not know what they are talking about. Wilfully ignoring Switchs bad controls simply demonstrates cultish behaviour.

    I want a good Switch like Home/handheld hybrid - not the garbage Nintendo has delivered.

      I haven't had a single issue with the controls.
      I would say it isn't fact but rather your opinion

      I respectfully disagree with your option. FACT.

      The Switch tablet controls are garbage is not fact, it is opinion.
      Whilst I agree they are not as comfortable for extended use as say, a Protroller is, they are far from "garbage".

      Well, that's certainly an opinion. Not fact, opinion.

      Also calling people out for liking something you personally don't as cultists? You're really coming out swinging aren't you buddy?

      Your facts are actually just your BS opinion. FACT

      - N64 3 prongs were rubbish.Opinion.
      - GameCube had no 2nd analog stick....WTFIncorrect.
      - Wii standard pad controller had eight directional indentations which is an abominationOpinion, also incorrect.
      wii mote was annoyingly impreciseIn what aspect? For 1:1 motion controls sure, but the pointer was dead-on.
      doubled as a horrible sideways controller.Agreed.
      - Wii U tablet trash spoke for itselfSpoke for itself, yeah. And it was actually great, plenty of games showed that off.
      - 3DS has the analog nub which I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemyKinda sucky, but at least they ditched the idea of putting those on the Wii U's gamepad. Though I'd rather they used circle pads on the joycons so the damn (shitty) sticks weren't in the way of the face buttons.
      - Now, Switch has stacked the analog sticks directly above the face buttons which is a disaster of design to suit the gimmick of the tablet portability.
      It’s also not that comfortable to hold, is rectangular in shape which doesn’t suit position of the palms, and the bumpers awful to.
      Triggers are digital which a terrible idea. And the analog sticks themselves are the worst I’ve used in a while.
      Agreed in full, although the lack of analogue triggers is no big deal to me since it's not like we're going to get a new F-Zero anyway.
      Lucky the Pro controller is decent but at a ludicrous rip-off price.It seems to be a pretty comparable price for other controllers packing similar tech. And has fairly frequently been around the $80-85 mark.

    MHW would have to take a massive downgrade hit to run smoothly on Switch IMO. Would you really want it that way?

      maybe its own MH release then.. not a port.

      As long as it plays smooth I’m happy for it to only ok like it’s run in a low preset.

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