Monster Hunter: World screenshot of a wyvren attack

The console versions of Monster Hunter: World are set to arrive in the very near future, on January 26th to be specific. As for the PC version, it has been known for a while now that it's going to be coming at a later date, though nobody really knew how long it would be delayed. Well, that announcement came just recently, and I'm afraid it's not exactly what most of us have been hoping for.

According to the most recent developer update, the PC version of Monster Hunter: World will be coming in Autumn, a far cry from the rumored month-long delay. While the thought that we'll essentially have to wait an entire year before getting our hands on it is not exactly a pleasant one, there is a silver lining to all of this: the developers are committed to making a quality PC port. If they didn't care they could've just cobbled something together and released it alongside the console versions for maximum profit, but instead they chose to delay it for nearly a year in order to ensure it gets done right, and that's something I can certainly respect. It doesn't make the wait any easier, but it sure beats having a crappy port.

There really isn't much else to say as the developers haven't released any more details about the PC version, so allow me to instead leave you with one of the recent and fairly lengthy gameplay videos. It's entirely in Japanese, but the gameplay is about as self-explanatory as it gets, so you should have no trouble figuring out what exactly is going on. Enjoy!