During the Sony E3 2017 press conference Capcom revealed that they are working on Monster Hunter: World and will be releasing it in early 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This entry in the series will introduce a living, breathing ecosystem in which players take on the role of a hunter that seeks and slays ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles where they will venture out on quests alone or with up to three other hunters in a bran dnew drop-in multiplayer system that allows for cross-region play between Japan and the West.
Monster Hunter: World sees players gear up to venture on quests to battle against fearsome monsters, progressively improving their hunting abilities as they play. Loot collected from fallen foes can be used to create new equipment and armor upgrades as players seamlessly move across map areas that comprise the living ecosystems. The landscape and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role as players strategically use the surrounding environment to their advantage.