Updated on October 12, 2021 at 12:22 AM – Added Capcom’s confirmation about no cross progression or save for Sunbreak.
Monster Hunter Rise from Capcom released earlier this year worldwide on Nintendo Switch and it is one of the best games you can play on Nintendo’s hybrid system. Read my review of the Switch version here. At TGS 2021, Capcom announced the Monster Hunter Rise Steam release date, features, and an upcoming demo. The official Monster Hunter Rise Steam website launched with a dedicated page on multiplayer and this page confirms that the Steam version does not feature cross platform multiplayer. The exact quote on the page is “You can only match up with other players of the Steam version of Monster Hunter Rise. There is no cross-platform multiplayer.” The bottom of the page also confirms no cross save. The quote is “This game does not support cross-play or cross-saves with other platforms.” Capcom also confirmed in a Tweet that there they could not implement it in time during development for Sunbreak either at this time. Watch the Monster Hunter Rise Steam trailer below:
This is definitely disappointing, but Capcom did release a survey asking what features would make the PC version more interesting for players but a survey doesn’t necessarily mean this feature (or even cross progression) is planned, it doesn’t rule things out completely. As of now, the official Monster Hunter Rise Steam website does mention that there is no cross-platform multiplayer and no cross-save with other platforms.
Monster Hunter Rise Steam features
Monster Hunter Rise will have 4K support, high resolution textures, optimized frame rate, keyboard and mouse support, voice chat, ultrawide support, and more.
Monster Hunter Rise Steam demo release date
Monster Hunter Rise is getting a PC demo via Steam on October 13. Pre-orders will go live soon for the main game.
Monster Hunter Rise is out now on Nintendo Switch. It releases on January 12, 2022 for Steam. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak releases in Summer 2022 for Nintendo Switch and PC.