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Monster Hunter: World’s December beta is a PlayStation exclusive

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The Monster Hunter series is best known for letting you hunt monsters, but let’s look at a new twist - what if the monsters hunted each other, too? We see a lot of that in the latest Monster Hunter: World trailer, which shows off the new Rotten Vale area.

Find out how Monster Hunter: World aims to be the series' most accessible entry.

That horrible name is pretty appropriate, since the Vale is filled with the carcasses of deceased monsters, and descending through the locale means delving into ever more toxic mists. The big baddie shown off here is the Radobbaan, a rather large foe that wears dead bodies for armor and will challenge to shear off those bones to get at the week points.

Unfortunately, it’s not all good news for PC players. The game’s December 9 beta will be a PlayStation exclusive, and there’s no change to the news  that the PC version will miss the console editions’ worldwide launch on January 26. We’ll also miss out on that sweet Horizon Zero Dawn crossover, but that’s to be expected.

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5 Months ago

I'm at least happy that the game is coming to PC. I know for sure I will miss the beta because I don't want it on the PS4 (personally speaking now that PC is an option), I rather have keyboard and mouse functionality that works well overall then a controller, besides carpal tunnel and numbness of my own pinkys when holding the controller is an issue for me personally.

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5 Months ago

The delay in PC version was because controls/updates don't exist yet, and Capcom don't want to pass it off to a 3rd party (but would rather delay it to create a true port of the title after release). Because of this I had no expectations for a PC Beta at the same time as consoles.

The depressing news here is a console exclusivity deal. The 'Horizon Zero-Dawn' skin is fine and all, but Beta being restricted to 1 console? Next they'll be offering PS4-only weapons/armour, and releasing DLCs 1 week early on the PS4. Sony love to do this (Call of Duty and Destiny 1 are two examples where I've met the problem before now), they're happy to pay anything to make Microsoft's machine less appealing to the market. I mean it's bad enough that they want to monopolise the console market, but this is going to end up taking shots at PC too (Destiny 1 never hitting PC and CoD having a very small PC player-base). Depressing news to say the least.

All we can do is hope Capcom say no to Sony in the future as they keep getting approached with more and more restrictive content. Exclusive content only increases the segregation of the market. We don't need any more reasons than we already have to introduce cross-platform multiplayer.

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5 Months ago

You missed the part where Capcom is a Japanese company and Xbox is near nonexistent in Japan. They cater to the themselves first, the rest of the world is usually secondary.

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5 Months ago

Xbox may be small in Japan, but PC is relatively strong. A large percentage of their profits is also made from Chinese and Korean ports, who are also very pro-PC. Exclusivity over here in the West may not be noticed so much but it will hurt international sales for them, as well as the industry in general.

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