Monster Hunter World's PC Release Date Narrowed Down

Look for World to launch on PC later this year.

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Unlike recent entries in the series, Monster Hunter World is in development for both consoles and PC. A PS4 and Xbox One release is just weeks away (read our Monster Hunter World review here) but as we already knew, it'll be a longer wait for the PC version. However, Capcom has now provided some idea of when to expect it.

In a new video shared on Monster Hunter's official Twitter account (below), World producer Ryozo Tsujimoto provided an update on the PC version's status. "We're working hard on it right now and aiming for an Autumn 2018 release. We'll update you with more details later and thank you for your patience."

The tweet itself adds that the PC version is currently being optimized. We don't yet know exactly what will distinguish it from the console versions, if anything; presumably there will be a range of visual options, at the very least. At this point, however, Capcom has not discussed the subject.

As for the console versions, World launches on PS4 and Xbox One on January 26. A pair of beta tests for the game were held on PS4 in December, but there've been no plans announced for a beta on Xbox One or PC. We do know that Capcom has plans for free post-launch content, including new monsters, on all platforms. Those on PS4 can also look forward to exclusive, Horizon: Zero Dawn-themed content.

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