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Bad News, Nintendo Switch Fans: A ‘Monster Hunter: World’ Port Would Be Difficult, Says Capcom Boss

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Prospects of a Monster Hunter: World port for the Nintendo Switch continues to look bleak. Capcom president and CEO said that bringing over the game to Nintendo's latest and greatest console would be too problematic.

In a recent interview, the Capcom boss explained that Monster Hunter: World was developed with PC and consoles in mind as there are limits to what handheld consoles can display, and apparently, the Switch is a handheld.

The developers wanted to create a game with state-of-the-art technology that could answer to the expectations of Monster Hunter fans. This allowed them to offer detailed and realistic environments, an aspect of the game that has mesmerized players.

Is The Nintendo Switch Underpowered?

Thus, Tsujimoto implies that the Switch doesn't have enough power to run such an intensive game as Monster Hunter: World. Perhaps it is possible to port a barebones version of the game for the Switch but it wouldn't look as pretty or run as smoothly.

In any case, Tsujimoto said that because of various conditions, it would be too cumbersome to bring the game to Nintendo fans, given how different the Switch is from the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in terms of features and audience.

A console has a unique set of characteristics or features that make them truly stand out in the video game landscape. In the case of the Switch, it is its portability or the freedom to pick the console up and go anywhere and continue playing.

Tsujimoto said that Capcom's developers should keep these unique characteristics in mind and develop games that fit each console. It's worth noting that Switch owners do have the option of playing Monster Hunter XX, but the future of the series on Nintendo's console is worth pondering over.

Monster Hunter: World PC Arrives In Fall

Monster Hunter: World is now available for PS4, Xbox One, with a PC version slated to launch this fall. It has been more than warmly received, with critics praising its controls, ecology, and revamped elements. It has now also become the fastest-selling game ever by Capcom after pushing past six million units a few days ago, cementing the series's popularity worldwide.

Thoughts about Monster Hunter: World? Do you think Capcom president's comments basically shut down all speculation of a Nintendo Switch port, or are you still hoping it happens? As always, if you have anything to share, feel free to sound them off in the comments section below.

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