Yes, one of them is ingame and the other one is pre-rendered.
The 2nd image is indeed CG, but the real-time jump is still phenomenal. Unfortunately I've never had much interest in the series though, so it's not a jump i'll personally get to enjoy :p
Obviously, but all the pictures he could choose from he took the 3DS one (not even taking the Switch into account) and compared it to pre-rendered one :/
I have no issues with better visuals. But I thought that the game mostly sold best on handheld devices. That's why I think it's odd that they are going for home systems.
Even Monster Hunter Tri sold better on the 3DS than on the Wii where the Wii had the bigger installbase. So, because the game is way more popular in Japan, PC and Xbox won't get high sales there. The only device that's left is PS4.
I would go even further by predicting that the Switch version of Monster Hunter XX will sell better than the PS4 version of Monster Hunter World in Japan.
Intel Core i7 8700K | 32 GB DDR 4 PC 3200 | ROG STRIX Z370-F Gaming | Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti 11GB VRAM / 3090 (Placeholder)| Asus PG27UQ gaming on 3840 x 2160 @120 Hz GSYNC HDR| HTC Vive Pro :3
Reached PC master race level.