Monster Hunter World Will Not Come to Nintendo Switch, Fujioka and Tokuda Give Their Explanation


Monster Hunter World is arguably the most popular and awaited game that will be released this month. This game is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One while PC will follow, but what about Nintendo Switch?

Some time ago, Kaname Fujioka and Yuya Tokuda, MH World’s game directors, in interview with IGN provide information about the Nintendo Switch which is not included in this game’s supported platforms list.

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“We don’t have any plans for the Switch at the moment. Part of the reason is that the title has been in development for almost 4 years. At the time we had to commit to our hardware choices, we decided on using the most powerful current generation consoles available at the time, which was Playstation 4 and Xbox One. So [the decision was made] before the Switch was even announced or on sale.

It’s also because for every title we decide what the best fit for hardware is for the concept. We don’t just look at everything. It’s more like ‘if we want to achieve this kind of game concept, where’s the best place to achieve that?’ and for this title the Playstation 4 and Xbox One were the best fit for us.”

Basically Monster Hunter World is not an alien game on Nintendo console. Previously this game has been released on Nintendo 3Ds in Monster Hunter World 3 Ultimate series.

Perhaps one of the strong reasons is that Nintendo Switch is a new console and not the best console to achieve the concept of this game, even thought Nintendo Switch is the hottest console on the planet right now