Monster Hunter: World PC Won't Include Cross-Platform Play, Mod Support Unlikely

Monster Hunter: World PC Won't Include Cross-Platform Play, Mod Support Unlikely

Just monster huntin' on your own lonely island.

It's been a long wait for PC fan of Monster Hunter: World, but that wait is almost over. Monster Hunter: World is coming to Steam on August 9, 2018. There's a few features that PC players expect that won't be along for the ride though.

Monster Hunter: World producer Ryozo Tsujimoto confirmed to PCGamer that the game wouldn't have mod support or cross-platform multiplayer at release.

"We don't have anything to announce at this time," said Tsujimoto when asked about mod support.

In fact, Tsujimoto wouldn't even confirm the PC version getting content updates on the same schedule as the console versions. PC players waited for the base game, and they might be waiting for future monsters and gear.

"I want to synch these up as much as possible, but as mentioned previously regarding title updates, the differences in versions between platforms may prevent them being completely the same time," said Tsujimoto. "[Balance patches] will be a case-by-case situation. If we find bugs that are happening only on PC for example, or issues arising after a title update, then we would put patches out on each platform as soon as possible. If there was an issue common to all platforms, however, doing it piecemeal would be less preferable than fixing every version at the same time so that everyone has the same experience."

The game's Steam store page also confirms that Monster Hunter: World on PC will be using the Denuvo anti-tamper software. PC players have avoid Denuvo games in the past because it can cause issues on some systems.

If you're looking to get into Monster Hunter: World on the ground floor, you can check out our Beginner's Guide.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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