Monster Hunter: World has already reached its peak popularity. Releasing earlier this year in January to rave reviews, many fans in the community consider it to be the best in the series. This is an impressive feat for just a console game, so what would happen if Capcom decided to release this on PC as well? We won’t have to wait much longer as Monster Hunter: World was announced earlier this month for a PC release on August 9, so we just have one week and a few days to go. However, Capcom had some exciting news that they couldn’t wait to share with us. They announced earlier today in a press release for the most recent Quarter of their Fiscal Year that Monster Hunter: World has exceeded more than 8.3 million units shipped both physically and digitally.
The game has already reached a major milestone to become the most sold title in Capcoms history, so it’s no big surprise that it’s managed another amazing feat. In addition, with the PC release just around the corner, Monster Hunter: World might surpass 10 million units once all is said and done, especially when you factor in the players who skipped the console in favor of the PC version. Monster Hunter: World also has an event happening this week, which is a collaboration with Square Enix for their online MMO, Final Fantasy XIV, that allows hunters to fight the Behemoth from the Final Fantasy lore, as well as obtain some FF clothes/armor.
Continuing with more news on Monster Hunter: World, it was discovered yesterday by Destructoid that the in-game squads are being replaced with Steam groups on PC. According to the website, the feature appears to be exclusive to the PC version, as the game uses the “Primary Group” on your Steam account and prioritizes that as your immediate group for hunting, and this will include whatever logo you have for that group in game as well. With special integrations like this, Capcom is truly putting all of their effort into making the PC port a must have for gamers, and the wait is almost over.
Monster Hunter: World releases for the PC on August 9. You can check out 12 minutes of pre-release gameplay here: