Fans of Capcom’s Monster Hunter must have been pretty excited when Monster Hunter: World was announced as it represented a brand new title in the franchise. However Nintendo Switch gamers must have been disappointed when Capcom said that the game would not be coming to the console.
Instead Switch gamers were given Monster Hunter XX as it is essentially a version of Monster Hunter Generations that was originally developed for the 3DS. For those who might have felt a bit “cheated”, not to worry as it seems that Capcom could still be planning a Switch version of Monster Hunter, according to a tweet by @koudaiseidaos (via Siliconera)
— だおす@アステラ調査員 (@koudaiseidaos) June 11, 2018
The tweet references a Q&A session held by Capcom at the company’s 39th shareholders meeting, where they reiterated that Monster Hunter World on the Switch was not possible due to system limitations, but they stated that there was a possibility that the Switch could get its own Monster Hunter title in the future. Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen, but we suppose it is still somewhat good news.
Also it is interesting that they would mention system limitations because if you recall, Capcom launched Resident Evil 7 for the Switch where the game was streamable through the cloud, meaning that it bypasses some of the limitations of the hardware, so we’re not sure why they couldn’t do this with Monster Hunter: World.