One of the biggest controversies going on in gaming right now is about the “cost” of games after purchase. Mainly, between microtransactions, Season Passes, and DLC, there’s often much more to the price tag of video games than just the cost to get them. Now, not everyone does this, not even everyone in the AAA market does this, but many do, and it makes gamers sad. But, for those who are looking forward to the upcoming Monster Hunter: World game, you have no reason to be sad.
For a while now, we’re known that there would be DLC for the game, it was natural given the size and scale of it. But, we didn’t know when it would arrive or what the cost would be. Well, in an interview with Famitsu, series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto noted that DLC will be coming, and it’ll be free of charge to all players.
“We plan on adding new monsters and such, to get players to play for as long as possible.”
These “free updates” haven’t been detailed outside of that, but he did tease that more would be revealed later on, so we’ll keep our ears to the ground on that. But, this will make many players happy no doubt, as the scale of Monster Hunter: World is already very impressive, and it would’ve been easy to make the DLC paid, but they took the higher road, and now the world will be even grander.
Which is saying something, because Capcom really did go all out for this game, wanting to make a Monster Hunter that would appeal to the newer Western audience, all the while making sure that the diehards of the series are pleased. The game will feature a deep story, and a connected world (meaning no loading screens for going to different areas) for the first time.
Monster Hunter: World arrives January 26th, 2018.