Those who wait for Monster Hunter World on PC have to endure a lot of temptation from the console gamers who get to play it earlier. The console version for PS4 and Xbox One is going to be launched at the end of January while the PC version are planned to be released on autumn 2018. The delay is present for a number of reasons.
Taken from Tsujimoto conversation with GamesRadar, as reported by their sister site PCGamer.
“For the main Monster Hunter game, this is our first PC title and it’s something we want to make sure we get right, So rather than have it taking up resources during the console development and not it not being able to have our full attention on it. We want to get console out the door and then we’re going to take some extra time and try and get the PC version as good as possible.
There’s extra work you need for PC as well. On console you use first party matchmaking, you just kind of plug into it, whether it’s PSN or Xbox Live, but on PC we’re going to have to work more to get our own matchmaking working. So, hopefully, PC users won’t mind waiting a little bit longer for us to bring you a really great optimized PC experience.”
I don’t mind the delay as long as they release a good product. Building up their own matchmaking system is not an easy task. This is also their first PC title so the delay is kind of understandable. For those who haven’t seen Monster Hunter World latest trailer, check it down below: