Monster Hunter World is due out January 26 on PS4 and Xbox One but not the Switch. According to the game’s directors that’s because it was in development well before Nintendo’s handheld had been revealed.
So its a "non-no"
The switch can’t handle it. Don’t listen to the pr spiel
And because switch could not handle it.
Did they say that?
They said it about the Wii U which was the current hardware at the time of development and not powerful enough at the time. Is the Switch as powerful as the Xbox One because if it isn't then that could be a problem too? Is Witcher 3 coming to Switch becuse maybe they too couldn't make it work on Switch either. Perhaps later they will try to port it to Switch since it's so popular but as of now they want to concentrate on the platforms they started on.
They dont need to say it. Its common sense. The Switch doesnt run on Magic and unicorns you know. This is the issue i was talking awhile back. People tends to Overestimate what the switch can do. Just because Doom was ported to it does not equate to all PS4/xbone games coming to it. Square even tried FFXV on switch but sorry
Did they needed to? Can't you even make that deduction yourself? Switch can barely handle xenoblade 2 wich isnt nearly as taxing as this one.
prepare for enraged Switch owner saying that Doom and Skyrim can run on Wii U
Well the Switch can run Doom and Skyrim but that doesn’t mean it can run MHW well without sacrificing most of the visual effects. As a Switch owner, I am not enraged or anything. If I can’t play on the Switch then I’ll just buy it on my PS4 or PC.
and it cant handle doom as well?
Simple the Switch is too under powered to run it
Then bump the visuals down... Not like every other Dev does that to get their games running on consoles. If SE was able to entertain the idea of FFXV on Switch then I fail to see how MH:W isn't something they can pull off.
Well Square cant put FFXV on it do they??. They tried but to no avail. But in my opinion any game even uncharted level graphics can run on switch but it will dumbed down drastically, Polygon count, textures, lighting and effects, framerate and Resolution.
Precisely! They entertained it and discarded it, and FFXV doesnt have the fighting mechanics this one has, where keeping a steady FPS is crutial!
how far can you dumb down visuals ? xenoblade runs at 320p MHW would have to be 20p
Well, when the PS4(surely xbox too) are not even hitting staple 30 and doing some sort of checkerboard to even reach 1080p according to digitalfoundry .... you get the point. That's what I meant when I said that developers will probably target 60fps more in the future.
because the gadget is not made for current gen games.
Then how do you explain Doom and Wolfenstein?
DOOM for the switch on the go is FANTASTIC!!! Play it on a 70 inch TV via the dock, and the Game looks like shit. Don't be a fanboy.
Dooms engine runs even on a potato , wolfenstein uses the same engine Don't expect other third party current gen games on switch
@virgil That doesn’t make a lick of sense. The discussion at hand according to the OP was the Switch is not made for current gen games, but Doom and Wolf (and to a lesser extent, WWE and NBA 2K18) are current gen games and the Switch runs them anyway. So why are you discussing about engine? Does it take away from the fact that those games are current gen games?
Not made for games that put everything in visual, true. BOTW is the most modern openworld game ever, outside visuals. It's still a curent gen game :) At least the gadget is made to fit in the lives of its owners, not imposing one only way to play :)
Pretty simple. They never made it for such low specs in mind, They made it for PS4, XONE etc Monster Hunter working on Switch, can work for PS4, XONE and PC, but a Monster Hunter MADE for PS4, XONE etc, won't work on Switch without different engine, assets, gameplay etc. So, the way I see it, if Monster Hunter on PS4,XONE and PC does really well, expect any Monster Hunter that comes to Switch, to also come to PS4, XONE and PC as well. Mores reasons to not put it on Switch, then to put it on Switch and not PS4, XONE PC etc going forward...well that is also unless it happens to sell really poorly on those platforms
It's unfortunate, but I'm sure that there will be a Switch exclusive Monster Hunter as well. The series has done very well with Nintendo since Monster Hunter 3 on 3DS (Tri before that, but it didn't sell so well), and there's a large userbase used to playing handheld Monster Hunter titles that are very hungry for a release.
If we go back to those early leaked rumors, they have a team working on the more traditional portable version right now.
I don't see why they couldn't put in on Switch in some form or another honestly, plus the sales for this in Japan on Switch would be through the roof that's almost a 100% guarantee.
What's to explain? The directors behind this game clearly care a lot more than I would in this case. I'd simply let people assume it's because the Switch is a gen behind power, since that seems like the most logical explanation.
If this was released for the switch it would have to have a serious downgrade I don't think even panic button could get this running on the switch.
I have a question for u guys. In ffxiv im a white mage, and further more like to craft and gather. Would that be a option in monster hunter, to (I know its inevitably to never have to fight) have a character that focus on going into the world as a gatherer of items and crafting material? Want this game so bad ;)
There is definitely gathering. Its a very large part of the game. But you will have to fight. There are too many monsters roaming the maps to never have to fight. Also, there's not much point in only gathering since all the materials are used for making new armor, weapons, traps, and potions, which are all used to fight. There's also no class system. How you battle is determined by your weapon. So if you are looking to play without doing much fighting, this probably isn't for you. Unless you plan on playing multiplayer exclusively. Then you can use the Hunter's Horn as a weapon. Its mainly a support type weapon that gives buffs to allies, and debuffs monsters. I suppose that is somewhat similar to a white mage.
lets face it, swtich is scraping last gen at best.
Even Ps4 can't mantain a stable 30fps, so this game is a no no for switch, just port the xx version for the switch and I will be glad!
It will look like shit on Switch. Keep it real.
If the PS4 just barely runs it at an acceptable level... How the hell would a Switch version ever be a thing?
Because the Switch is a potato with a network made of string.
MH world sure makes sense. MH XX which is already in Japan on Switch.... Just localise it already capcom god damn is buy another switch if it was
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