Monster hunters who prefer to take down massive monsters on a fast as lightning gaming PC don’t have much longer to wait to play one of Capcom‘s most beloved franchise.
Monster Hunter: World was originally planned to release in the Fall of 2018, however, circumstances have allowed Capcom to move that date up considerably as they have just confirmed it will be arriving for download on Steam on August 9th, 2018.
Already gracing the PS4 and the Xbox One since early this year, Monster Hunter: World has gone on to become the best-selling game in Capcom’s nearly forty-year history. To date, the game has shipped more than 8 million copies.
If you have no idea what this game is about (and I have no idea how that could be), I’ll fill you in. In a nutshell, players take on larger than life monsters in a variety of vast, living, breathing ecosystems either solo or with up to three other hunters via online co-op. And as a first for the series, the game offers complete drop-in functionality.
To be a little more precise, you will follow the journey of the elder dragons as they begin their once a decade migration across the sea to a land known as the New World in an event referred to by inhabitants as the Elder Crossing.
As part of the Guild’s Research Commission, players must embark on a grand journey to this massive, mysterious land and uncover the secrets behind this phenomenon. As hunters set out on their quests, the Commission’s sights are set on Zorah Magdaros, a colossal elder dragon that rises from the earth like a volcano.
Officials at Capcom have stated that future updates to the PC version will add new content and gameplay features. In addition, updates and fixes that were made in PS4/XBO platform versions will be gradually applied to the PC version.
As far as The Event Quest schedule goes, it will differ from the other platforms so if you are interested in attending these events, you should stay tuned to the official Capcom channels for more details on additional content and their release dates.