Monster Hunter Rise on PC will not offer cross-play or cross-save support with the Nintendo Switch version
The Monster Hunter franchise is a series of action games created by Capcomo where you are tasked with slaying larger than life monsters threatening humanity. Ever since the series started appearing on PC with Monster Hunter World, fans have been wondering if future titles like the next PC version of Monster Hunter Rise could include cross-play and cross-save between the console and PC versions.
Unfortunately, they will have to wait a little longer. Capcom confirmed on the official Monster Hunter Twitter, that the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise will not be cross-play or cross-save with the Nintendo Switch version. Capcom is aware of fan demand for cross-play and cross-save and attempted to implement it in Monster Hunter Rise PC during development. However, he was unable to integrate it.
While this is indeed sad news, there is a silver lining. Even though Rise won’t have these features, Capcom’s knowledge of these requested systems could mean he could try to implement them in the next big Monster Hunter title.
It’s hard to deny fans’ insatiable desire for these features. A series heavily focused on cooperative multiplayer action, crossplay is said to increase the popularity of Monster Hunter with the gaming community. Not to mention being able to transfer their character’s progress from console to PC would be the biggest quality of life improvement the series has seen to date. Will Capcom be able to include cross play and cross save in future Monster Hunter titles? Only time will tell.
The PC version of Monster Hunter Rise will launch on January 12, 2022, and its paid DLC expansion, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, will launch in the summer of 2022.
Prepare to hunt!
Monster Hunter Rise
Sharpen your long swords for the next big hunt.
Capcom presents the latest title in its successful Monster Hunter franchise, Monster Hunter Rise. Rampage is high and it is up to you to defend your home, Kamura Village, from the hordes of fleeing monsters. Hold your big one alone or call your friends to send these monsters racing in 4 player co-op.
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