‘Monster Hunter: Rise’ will not support cross-play between Nintendo Switch and PC
Anyone hoping that the upcoming PC port of Monster Hunter: Rise would play nice with its Nintendo Switch counterpart is in for a big disappointment. According to developer Capcom, neither cross-saves nor cross-play will be part of the game.
Monster Hunter: Rise came out on Nintendo Switch back in March and is already one of the highest-selling titles of the year. As Capcom is looking to make PC its primary platform, a port of Monster Hunter: Rise, along with its forthcoming Sunbreak expansion, are coming to PC next summer. The port will support loads of graphical bells and whistles that aren’t available on the Switch version, but sadly, progression and play between the two platforms aren’t among those features.
“We’ve heard your requests for Cross-Save/Cross-Play for Monster: Hunter: Rise and Sunbreak,” Capcom said on Twitter. “Unfortunately, after looking into it throughout the development process, we found we are unable to implement it this time.”
We’ve heard your requests for Cross-Save / Cross-Play for #MHRise & #Sunbreak, but unfortunately, after looking into it throughout the development process, we found we are unable to implement it this time. As always, we appreciate your continued feedback and support.
— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) October 11, 2021
It’s not shocking, per se, but easy to understand why many fans aren’t thrilled with this announcement. Monster Hunter requires you to play for hundreds of hours to reach its coolest content. So anyone that wants to double-dip and get the PC version for its technical improvements will just have to grind to the end game again.
New threats loom on the horizon. #MHRise
— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) September 23, 2021
Cross-saves, in particular, isn’t an uncommon feature between Switch and PC, either. The recent Diablo 2: Resurrected, for example, allows for it. As for cross-play between platforms, it’s more of a standard every day. Fortnite is huge on Switch and has cross-play.
Here’s to hoping Capcom changes its tune before Monster Hunter: Rise makes it to PC.
Written by Kyle Campbell on behalf of GLHF.