Monster Hunter World Not Trying to Appease “Casual Western Audience”
Capcom executive producer clarifies some of the new changes.
Capcom’s Monster Hunter World is making change and some are concerned that it’s being dumbed down for the West. However, as per executive director Kaname Fujioka in conversation with IGN, that won’t be the case.
“We’re not taking things that people in the west hate and fixing them to make western players buy it. People sometimes make that assumption, or they’ve got that fear, but that’s not the case at all.”
As for gameplay changes, Fujioka said that, “If you want to ask where we draw the line between ‘change this’ and ‘don’t change that, then that’s what the difference is: do our new seamless gameplay design and seamless monster interactions necessitate a change, or do they not?
“It certainly isn’t appeasement to get sales to a casual western audience – the new gameplay has to mesh with the new concept or else it would just be a mess.”
Monster Hunter World is out in 2018. Thoughts on how it’s currently shaping up? Let us know in the comments.