Monster Hunter Rise, the latest entry in the Monster Hunter franchise from Capcom, might be coming to current-gen and last-gen consoles in 2023 as well as Game Pass. The game originally launched as a Nintendo Switch exclusive back in March 2021 before finding its way to PC earlier this year. A new report now suggests that it will finally be released on PlayStation and Xbox consoles next year.
According to a new report from Insider Gaming, Capcom will announce Monster Hunter Rise for PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S (including Game Pass) at The Game Awards which will take place on 8 December. The port will apparently launch on 20 January 2023, with current-gen consoles receiving 4K 60FPS and 3D audio support.
It’s important to note that Monster Hunter Rise was initially built for the Nintendo Switch, so visually it’s not quite up to par with Monster Hunter World, the bigger AAA offering in the series that fully leveraged the power of PlayStation and Xbox consoles. However, it is still a stunning game, especially on PC which provides a good estimate of what the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions will look and play like.
Despite that, Monster Hunter Rise has quickly become one of Capcom’s biggest-selling games ever. It has sold more than 11 million copies since its launch across Switch and PC, with the latest expansion Sunbreak reportedly selling over 4 million units as of August 2022. It’s expected to sell even more if it does hit PlayStation and Xbox consoles, putting it on track to potentially become Capcom’s best-selling single video game in the company’s history. That title currently belongs to Monster Hunter World which has sold an estimated 18.5 million units to date.
As with all rumours, take this with a pinch of salt. Insider Gaming does have a good track record but it’s better to keep expectations in check for now. We won’t have to wait much longer as this announcement is supposedly set to happen at The Game Awards next week Thursday. You can catch up on our review of the game here.
Source: Insider Gaming