Back in 2018, Capcom launched Monster Hunter World as a timed unique on the Playstation 4. The sport was a rampant success and succeeded in bringing the Monster Hunter franchise to a wider viewers. Apparently, nevertheless, the Monster Hunter World exclusivity was purchased and paid for by Sony, together with its PC port.
This data comes from a leaked copy of meeting minutes from a previous Sony assembly. Sony apparently paid to have the PC model of Monster Hunter World delayed, and later did the identical to its growth, Iceborne. Along with that, Sony’s funds have been the rationale why cross-play and cross-saves weren’t enabled.
Back within the second half of the final console era, Sony received a whole lot of flak for not permitting cross-platform play on its video games, as “video games have been finest performed on the Playstation 4.” Considering Monster Hunter World’s success, it’s seemingly that they needed to exploit as a lot cash as potential from the sport.
Along with being one of many first Monster Hunter video games to realize true reputation in a wider viewers, Monster Hunter World was additionally the primary to see a launch on precise consoles fairly than handhelds in a major interval.
Monster Hunter World exclusivity on consoles, subsequently, was seemingly purchased by Sony in order that they might get a slice of what was seeking to be a particularly worthwhile pie. And, with how many units the sport offered on each console and PC, it’s trying prefer it was an excellent determination.
Even now, with Monster Hunter Rise, Nintendo is probably going getting the identical response. Currently, Monster Hunter Rise is completely on the Nintendo Switch, although a PC port might be coming someday within the close to future. We nonetheless don’t know whether or not or not the sport might be cross-platform, nevertheless.
Only time will inform if Sony continues to do the Monster Hunter World exclusivity plan to different video games, particularly now that the Playstation 5 is out, however within the meantime you can play Monster Hunter Rise on the Nintendo Switch, if World received you your begin on the franchise.