• Monster Hunter: World producer on the advantages of consoles for going global

    9 monthes ago - By Tech Radar

    Though it's no stranger to consoles, the Monster Hunter franchise has become somewhat associated with handhelds in recent years. There are many reasons for this - from an exclusivity agreement with Nintendo to the popularity of handheld gaming in the Japanese gaming market where the franchise is most successful. However, with the upcoming release of Monster Hunter: World , Capcom is hoping to make things truly global and as part of that it's releasing the game on the same date across the world on the latest console generation. We sat down with the producer of Monster Hunter: World, Ryōzō...
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  • Monster Hunter: World made me, a recluse, happy to play with other people

    Monster Hunter: World made me, a recluse, happy to play with other people

    9 monthes ago - By Tech Radar

    When I agreed to go hands on with Monster Hunter: World a couple of possible problems cropped up in the back of my mind. First, I have never played a Monster Hunter game. I've heard of the series, sure, but I've never actually tried it. Second issue? I'm not what you would call a fan of playing with others. Collaborative, competitive, it doesn't matter - I'd rather play on my own and I tend to avoid games that make you feel like a kid at a new school being pushed towards your ‘new friends.' My reticence for online play was, of course, only exacerbated by the fact that I'd never touched...
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