'Monster Hunter World' Directors on Why It's Not Coming to Switch
If you're a Switch owner and a Monster Hunter fan, I have bad news. Capcom doesn't have plans at the moment to bring Monster Hunter World to Nintendo's hybrid console. That's what the game's two directors, Kaname Fujioka and Yuya Tokuda, tell IGN in a recent interview. They point out the game's development started four years ago, long before the Switch's launch.
"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," they add. "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."
As a Switch fan, this makes me sad. But, I'm still looking forward to hunting down some giant fantasy dinos when Monster Hunter World launches on Friday.