Capcom unveiled Monster Hunter: World during Sony’s E3 Press Conference last night. But this morning, the publisher confirmed the game will also be available for the PC and Xbox One.
Monster Hunter: World will include a familiar progression system built around acquiring skills and loot, along with the franchise’s “robust” crafting system. Players will also be able to jump online and battle the game’s huge beasts with up to three other players in cooperative play:
Monster Hunter: World delivers a seamless gameplay experience allowing players to move freely across map areas that comprise the living ecosystems and dynamically transition from day to night. The landscape and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as players strategically use the surrounding environment including terrain, vegetation and wildlife to their advantage in battle or become hindered by the hazards they present. Hunters must use their cunning and abilities to track and maneuver their targets throughout the intense, evolving battles.
With flexible online multiplayer options and an accessible quest structure, players can tackle challenges alone or join up to three other hunters online for cooperative play. For the first time in the Monster Hunter series, players from Japan and the west can play together online, providing an expanded base of cooperative hunting companions. With the new online drop-in functionality, solo players can hail for assistance from the worldwide group during quests when their opponents are too daunting to take on single-handedly.
Monster Hunter: World will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One in Early 2018, though PS4 players will receive some additional (and exclusive) game content. A PC launch will follow at a later date.