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Megiddo said:
Why does the thread title say "will" which implies certainty, but the actual text says "might" which implies uncertainty?

The Tweet didn't say "might"?



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As I said before, its not the ideal solution.Going multiplatform with MH would be the best, since it would mean less resources used overall and everyone would enjoy the same game.But this is better than nothing.

But I seriously hope that they do take MH on Switch seriously just as they did with World.



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Damn, I might have to try MHW once it gets its next sale, I initially wrote it off after an hour with the beta as a HD MH but watching it and reading of the mechanics over the last few days has really peaked my interest, especially in terms of the AI and environmental elements they've implemented, I can see why they can't down port this. It's great to see developers make use of power that isn't simply graphics focused and if I werent on a bit of a frugal stint I'd buy full price to support this.... not that it needs my support, mind.



 

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Nautilus said:
As I said before, its not the ideal solution.Going multiplatform with MH would be the best, since it would mean less resources used overall and everyone would enjoy the same game.But this is better than nothing.

But I seriously hope that they do take MH on Switch seriously just as they did with World.

The problem with thatis the weakest system would hold the game or sequels back and as they've said MHW can't be ported down it would impact game design, AI etc  effecting overall gameplay. MHW gamers would be loosing in this respect and would be unfair on gamers from both platforms to take away systems already implemented, especially the hundreds of thousands that bought a ps4 specifically or MHW. A bit of a slap in the face, it'd be.

The best solution would be to have two seperate series and Nintendo only gamers will get a port of MHW next gen I'm sure. 



 

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Nautilus said:
As I said before, its not the ideal solution.Going multiplatform with MH would be the best, since it would mean less resources used overall and everyone would enjoy the same game.But this is better than nothing.

But I seriously hope that they do take MH on Switch seriously just as they did with World.

If the Switch was strong enough to run the full scope of MHW series, this would be indeed true. However, we can see pretty clearly that it couldn't do it any justice.

Accepting that, this is the best news for MH fans. They get a full-scale PS4/XB/PC series in World, and a dedicated Switch-tier series (which can be just as good if not better in all areas other than graphics and taking storage space into account of course). Twice the MH, provided they put enough resources into it. Given Switch's success in JP along with MH being AAAA-tier there in popularity, this seems expected. MHW had the best sales of all Capcom games to date thanks to global appeal finally, and MH on Switch still makes perfect sense due to both increased global appeal and how JP customers will completely go nuts over new mainline entries and notable installments on Switch.

Win/win :)

It honestly reminds me of how we got many installments on GBA and DS from franchises that varied from their home console counterparts. Instead of crippled ports, we got original titles to go with the console entries as companion pieces.

This is honestly how the big 3rd party multiplats should treat Switch for titles that wouldn't otherwise translate all that well to Switch. Say Battlefield, COD, Destiny, RDR, etc, just create excellent smaller-scale games that take full advantage of the Switch hardware in a way that is appealing.

For example, I would have no interest in playing a hypothetical port of RDR2 on Switch, badly cut down in graphics, running at ~600p/25fps. No thanks, when I could play the exact same thing dramatically better on PS/XB (and seems like PC later given leaks).

But give me a RDR entry with a cool cel-shaded style that fleshes out some notable characters that cross over into the mainline games? Absolutely. I wouldn't turn down the chance for some exclusive cool stuff that wasn't otherwise available.

I mean things like Doom, Skyrim, Wolf2, on Switch just don't interest me when I can play massively superior versions elsewhere. Portability isn't enough to make up for the vast disparity in the quality of the presentation. It's like intentionally watching a film in VHS instead of Bluray. Yes, you CAN do that, but ... if you don't have to, why would you? Exceptions for people who only have time on the bus, they have no access to a TV/etc, fine. Just given the choice, it's really hard to accept the downgrades that are necessary to make it work.



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John2290 said:
Damn, I might have to try MHW once it gets its next sale, I initially wrote it off after an hour with the beta as a HD MH but watching it and reading of the mechanics over the last few days has really peaked my interest, especially in terms of the AI and environmental elements they've implemented, I can see why they can't down port this. It's great to see developers make use of power that isn't simply graphics focused and if I werent on a bit of a frugal stint I'd buy full price to support this.... not that it needs my support, mind.

Nah. Just wait for the Ultimate version. It'll come soon.



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PwerlvlAmy said:
im down, keep a MHW series going on ps4, give switch its own series, ill buy them all

Yeah, just have two series running parallel, have the World games on PS4/XBO/PC and either start a new series for Switch going forward, or just release Monster Hunter 5... although wasn't World actually Monster Hunter 5 just renamed or something?

Also this thread reminds me; I need to buy Monster Hunter World at some point, lol. I've already missed out on some cool costumes :P 



melbye said:
As expected on both fronts, the Switch can't handle MHW but Switch is too popular to ignore. Guess Monster Hunter 5 incoming

Monster Hunter World is Monster Hunter 5 according to Capcom.



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Bristow9091 said:
PwerlvlAmy said:
im down, keep a MHW series going on ps4, give switch its own series, ill buy them all

Yeah, just have two series running parallel, have the World games on PS4/XBO/PC and either start a new series for Switch going forward, or just release Monster Hunter 5... although wasn't World actually Monster Hunter 5 just renamed or something?

Also this thread reminds me; I need to buy Monster Hunter World at some point, lol. I've already missed out on some cool costumes :P 

I thought you weren't going to play Monster Hunter World?



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Azuren said:
Bristow9091 said:

Yeah, just have two series running parallel, have the World games on PS4/XBO/PC and either start a new series for Switch going forward, or just release Monster Hunter 5... although wasn't World actually Monster Hunter 5 just renamed or something?

Also this thread reminds me; I need to buy Monster Hunter World at some point, lol. I've already missed out on some cool costumes :P 

I thought you weren't going to play Monster Hunter World?

I know I'm gonna' cave in and get it eventually, might as well just give in lol... "at some point" could literally mean anywhere in the next five years or something lol, I just don't want to be sucked in and spend hundreds of hours playing Monster Hunter again when I've got such a huge backlog that the time could be used getting through, lol. It's also the reason I never bought Disgaea 5, love the series but those games are MASSIVE time sinks for me and I just don't have that sort of time anymore.