If these rumors were true I'd be down for both games, but the changes to the PS4 version sound terrible and I think we'd have a lot of pissed off PS4-owning MH fans when they realized their HD MH was a dumbed down QTE-fest.
As I posted in the other thread, it does not make sense for Capcom to sign an exclusivity deal with Sony, just to get worried about it and not make the IP exclusive anyway. What was the point of the whole exchange then? I feel no one benefit from it:
Sony gets a Monster Hunter game developed from a team that is not from the main MH team.
Capcom put themselves in uneasy standing with both Sony and Nintendo with this contract, as Capcom is still delivering MH to Nintendo, which I believe was the nature of the contract in the first place (if true), to keep the IP from Nintendo.
The development team, the main one that is, gets the shaft. Working on this series for so long, just to get relegated to, to put it bluntly, spin-off status. This other team working on the main series will get advertised more etc, because it is a main series game, not a spin-off (mhportable, whatever).
Sure, Sony fans finally get a MH game, but I feel like this is not what they have been asking for (the product the rumor indicates). Overall, the rumor makes for a huge mess.
So, if I read this correctly, once the Switch took off Capcom moved the MH team from MH:5 to the as yet unnamed MH:Switch. So the B-team will make the numbered game for PS4 while the real MH Team works on Switch?
Sony going hard for Japan, but westernizing MH in the process, seemingly suggesting Capcom and Sony have completely different goals with this deal. camp on wanting western MH growth and Sony wanting a big push for Japan, this seems very odd to me that two parties make a deal with contradictory goals in mind like this.Then Capcom being okay with no local MP MH and just willingly abandoning everything about their goldmine in a mainline entry.
That being said if the rumour is true, MH5 sounds terrible and Capcom would seemingly be in a really bad situation from completely misreading where the series was going in the west.
It's crazy to think that sony paid to keep mh5 away from the switch but not keeping it as an exclusive ( I guess they just want it console exclusive). The gameplay changes doesn't make me hopeful about it but I definately want to see how it plays.
If there is even any hint of truth to the PS4 side of the rumors it really doesn't inspire much confidence. Capcom pulled a Capcom like they did with SFV. Internally people are like OMG what did they do. This is fucked hurry up with Switch MH.
Yeah, but removing gathering, preparations, missions/timer, as well as gimping weapons and a focus on older monsters in favor of simplified QTE gameplay does not sound like MH or good even. There's also the internal stuff in the rumor that makes things sound even worse.
The streamlining comment means that they are making the weapons more simple.
Nobody wins in this scenario, because if it's true:
They'd be repeating exactly what they attempted with DmC Devil May Cry. Completely alienating the original fanbase (who will play it anyway, as happened with DmC Devil May Cry) and either accept it as something different to the core series but still ultimately hold disdain for it due to the fact it potentially killed off the previous direction because of its success, or it puts the franchise on ice until they reboot it, because it failed to gather the new audience it needed while alienating the old audience. (Which DmC Devil May Cry did for that franchise)
Can't see how Capcom would rush for another big name exclusivity deal after the Capcom 5 fell through and how SFV was a flop. Plus Switch is basically the successor to the 3DS and is bound to outsell the PS4 in Japan. But its Capcom.
Capcom has no reason to "change" MH to suits western needs. The game is starting to be popular here and if they wanted to appeal to the west they could've done it without making it MH5 but another spin off like Generation or whatever it was called. That way everyone would be pleased.
I love this rumour. It's the perfect marriage of Capcom being stupid and gamers ready to go in full meltdown mode. I hope it's true.
All jokes aside, I do want to see a more approachable MH. And if this really is true, I think that's pretty sweet. Those who want an easier MH with better graphics can buy it on PS4 or PC, those who want the traditional formula can get it on Switch. That's basic franchise expansion.
What makes this absolutely crazy is the deal behind it. If Capcom really made a deal like that with Sony, if THE next MH is PS4 exclusive, that would have great repercussions in the relationship with Nintendo. The stuff about how MH5 development is troubled while the 3DS game makes bank is just gravy.
I think this could be a terrible business decision by Capcom, but I don't work for Capcom so I'm here for the ride.
I believe it.
Capcom misread the market and they're trying to get a MH Portable 5th out soon after the console MH sounds about right.
With XX slated for March (Switch launch date) you'd think they would try and hurry it out for launch on Switch too. Instead they got a small group of guys to port MT Framework and get USFII on it 3 months or so late.
It seems like they had a change of heart pretty late into 2016 so they didn't have time to get much ready.
If they always planned on supporting Switch fully and making it the new home to one of their biggest titles you'd think they would try and help it grow and make a name early on like with 3DS but they didn't.
So I believe it:
XX Switch Version->MH5 PS4->MH Portable 5th
All of this sounds like they were just trying monster hunter into dragons dogma... so why didn't they just make another one of those instead? The game sold well in Japan and capcom wouldn't have had to deal with the issue of drastically changing MH.
I think this is a load of garbage but man it'd just be a dumb business decision for both Sony and capcom so I kinda hope it's true (also would Buy said game)
While I like the thought of having 2 separate games, one for my PS4 and another for my Switch, the thing that worries me the most is the QTE part and the simplified combat for PS4 as well as it not being handled by the core team.
I don't really have a lot of faith in that to be honest. :-/
And yeah, the politics behind the scenes at Capcom seems to be really fucked up.
I wouldn't be surprised if all that is spot on seeing as how they have operated for quite a few years now.
What a mess. Hope everything works out for everyone involved. But I'm fearing the worst.