Skyrim Switch Dev Offers To Port Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World has been a critical and commercial success for Capcom since launching on PS4 and Xbox One back in January. While the game’s user base will only grow with the release of the PC version later this year, one platform the title likely won’t appear on any time soon is Nintendo Switch, although one studio would like to make that a reality.
Adam Boyes, CEO of Iron Galaxy Studios, recently expressed his desire to help bring Monster Hunter World to Switch. On Twitter, Boyes tweeted at the Monster Hunter team that he is aware of how challenging it would be to port the game to Switch and offered to lend his studio’s expertise to the publisher in order to make it happen. You can read his full tweet below.
Dear @monsterhunter team at Capcom – we understand that porting the game to Nintendo Switch is challenging (https://t.co/0JrAIQgcft) but this is exactly what @IToTheG does. Give us a shot & we won’t let you down 😉
— Adam Boyes (@amboyes) March 3, 2018
As Boyes mentioned, Iron Galaxy Studios is no stranger to porting titles. Most recently, the studio assisted in bringing Bethesda’s acclaimed open-world RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, to Switch. Being designed explicitly for PS4 and Xbox One, Monster Hunter World would certainly be a more challenging prospect to port over than Skyrim, which first released for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC in 2011, but Boyes appears confident that the studio would be able to get it running on Nintendo’s console if given the opportunity.
Capcom has acknowledged the demand for a Switch version of Monster Hunter World but says that a port would be “difficult” because “the Switch has different functions from other stationary consoles as well as different players,” according to Capcom president Haruhiro Tsujimoto. Prior to the game’s launch, the publisher said the reason a Switch version wasn’t in the works was partly because Monster Hunter World was already heavily in development for PS4 and Xbox One before the Switch was even announced.
Monster Hunter World recently crossed another major sales milestone, becoming the best-selling game in Capcom’s history. Capcom recently kicked off the second Horizon Zero Dawn crossover quest in the PS4 version, which rewards players with materials to create Aloy’s bow and armor. You can read exactly how to unlock the Horizon gear in our guide. In addition to that, the new Wiggle Me This Event Quest is now open to all PS4 and Xbox One players and gives you a chance to get a really weird helmet.