Capcom Doesn’t Have Any Plans to Bring Monster Hunter World to Nintendo Switch; PS4 and Xbox One Are the Best Fit

Sadly, Nintendo Switch users won’t get the chance to play Monster Hunter World, and here is why.

Directors Kaname Fujioka and Yuya Tokuda were recently featured in an interview where they explained how and why Capcom decided to ditch the Nintendo Switch. Apparently, at the time of deciding which platforms the game is coming to, the Nintendo Switch wasn’t even announced yet. Not only that, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were seen as the “best fit” for the title.

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.

Monster Hunter World releases on January 26th for PS4 and Xbox One, and later in 2018 for PC users. If you want to prepare yourself before the game drops, check out the trophy list published recently.