Monster Hunter: World producer explains PC delay

What is the Monster Hunter: World PC release date?

The Monster Hunter: World PC release date hasn't yet been confirmed, but Capcom says it's targeting autumn 2018. To find out the reason for the delay, check out our full story below.

Monster Hunter: World is out on consoles, but the PC release date hasn't yet been confirmed. Developer Capcom is "aiming for an autumn 2018 release"—and the game's producer Ryozo Tsujimoto has explained why.

In conversation with our sister site GamesRadar, Tsujimoto explained that Monster Hunter: World is the team's first PC game, and that considerations tied to PC servers and matchmaking have caused the game to be pushed back.  

"For the main Monster Hunter game, this is our first PC title and it’s something we want to make sure we get right," Tsujimoto tells GR. "So rather than have it taking up resources during the console development and not it not being able to have our full attention on it. We want to get console out the door and then we’re going to take some extra time and try and get the PC version as good as possible. 

"There's extra work you need for PC as well. On console you use first party matchmaking, you just kind of plug into it, whether it’s PSN or Xbox Live, but on PC we’re going to have to work more to get our own matchmaking working. So, hopefully, PC users won’t mind waiting a little bit longer for us to bring you a really great, optimised PC experience."

While we're waiting for the PC release, Steven has already spent considerable time with the PS4 version and found it to be "exactly the bold evolution the series needed." That's good news for Monster Hunter fans and newcomers alike. If the wait is killing you, though, be sure to check out these four Monster Hunter-like games that'll help kill the time until the PC version launches.

Additional reporting by GamesRadar's Leon Hurley.