Skyrim dev Wants to Port Monster Hunter: World to Switch

Skyrim dev Wants to Port Monster Hunter: World to Switch

Someone has big dreams for a small platform.

Iron Galaxy, a studio specializing in ports, offered up a plea to Capcom this morning: "Let us port Monster Hunter: World to the Nintendo Switch." Talk about ambition. Capcom's already stated World is built around the PlayStation 4, and a Switch port isn't ideal. Iron Galaxy's not having any of that defeatist attitude, though. Its CEO, Adam Boyes, asks only that Capcom believe in his team.

"We understand that porting the game to Nintendo Switch is challenging," Boyes tweeted, "but this is exactly what @IToTheG does. Give us a shot & we won’t let you down." Iron Studios does indeed specialize in ports, with its most recent project being the well-received Nintendo Switch port for Skyrim.

Monster Hunter: World is quite a resource-intensive game next to Skyrim, however. It occasionally chugs on a vanilla PlayStation 4, which still has significantly more processing muscle than the Nintendo Switch. Replies to Boyes' tweets point this out, but Boyes is confident.

The proposition is admittedly intriguing. Maybe Capcom will allow it. There can be miracles when you believe.

Monster Hunter: World is currently on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A PC release is coming this fall. It certainly has its fans around here: Both Kat and myself are fans.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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