Monster Hunter: World Prioritizing PC Version in 2019

Monster Hunter: World Prioritizing PC Version in 2019

Capcom has plans for Monster Hunter: World for the next two years.

Capcom announced that it will focus on the PC version of Monster Hunter: World to help grow the game in its second year.

During a Q&A segment following Capcom's quarterly financial report for the six months ending on September 30 the Japanese game maker fielded questions regarding Monster Hunter: World, the big success story of 2018. When asked about the title's growth in the second year Capcom responded:

"We typically develop two-to-three year sales plans for major titles... For Monster Hunter: World's second year, we have planned for a reasonable sales figure given the 7.9 million units it sold in the first year of its release. We will endeavor to grow sales further in the second half of this fiscal year with a focus on the PC version of the game."

Capcom announced that it will begin holding real-world events overseas like those held in Japan, and that strategies include retaining existing customers and bringing in new players through "pricing strategies."

This is hopefully welcome news as the content well for Monster Hunter: World has dried up according to players and many are wondering when new endgame content will drop. PC players, for example, just recently got the siege update.

Normally Capcom releases updated versions of Monster Hunter titles with new content, but Monster Hunter: World's online service could allow for more digital expansions and events. However, Monster Hunter: World players are still awaiting features like the G-Rank difficulty.

Capcom's 2019 plans also include the release of Resident Evil 2: Remake and Devil May Cry 5, both are highly-anticipated titles though aren't as dependent on online as Monster Hunter: World. Check out our Monster: Hunter World guide for more info.

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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