11 Oct 2021 9:00 PM +00:00

Turns Out Monster Hunter Rise Cross Play Is Just a Dream After All

Hopes were high for Monster Hunter Rise cross play and cross save following Capcom's recent survey asking if players wanted the feature for the game's PC release. The people spoke, Capcom heard them — and it's not happening.

The Monster Hunter publisher announced the news on Twitter, saying that it just wasn't possible to implement at this time.

The tweet reads:

"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."

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Turns Out Monster Hunter Rise Cross Play Is Just a Dream After All

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Capcom offered no explanation for the decision, and replies to the announcement were various shades of disappointment. Fans were confused why Capcom asked if people wanted the feature, only to turn around and say it wasn't possible.

However, there's a number of factors potentially involved in the decision, ranging from how the game is built on Switch, stability, and more. Monster Hunter World also lacks the feature.

Still, with Rise selling more than 7 million copies on Switch alone, there's not likely to be a player shortage once it launches on PC to a much wider audience.

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