About a month ago, Capcom and CD Projekt Red revealed a partnership between the two that would provide Monster Hunter World with a crossover event featuring none other than The Witcher‘s Geralt of Rivia, and the announcement had originally slated the content to come in early 2019. Now, the companies have decided to give Hunters on the action-RPG’s console versions a better idea as to when they will be able to give the White Wolf-starring event a go.
According to Capcom, Monster Hunter World fans on PS4 and Xbox One should expect a free content update to arrive on February 8, 2019 that will bring the aforementioned crossover event with The Witcher to the game. The publisher and developer also mentioned that while it won’t be coming to the PC port of MHW just yet, fans on personal computing platforms will be able to receive the materials “at a later date”.
[PS4/X1] Ready your blades! Geralt of Rivia from @witchergame voyages into #MHWorld in a free title update on Feb 8. pic.twitter.com/ljdmX8AAmI
— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) January 11, 2019
For the uninitiated, this is far from the first instance of Monster Hunter World bringing in other assets from other well-known franchises, as Capcom just recently incorporated content inspired by Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Origins that let players don the garb of the 2017 release’s protagonist Bayek. As a matter of fact, Capcom’s action-RPG started this crossover tradition quite soon after it launched in January of last year by hosting an event allowing Hunters to take on a quest that would provide items to turn their in-game avatars into Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.
Beyond the forthcoming crossover with The Witcher, Monster Hunter World fans also have plenty more post-launch wares to look forward to, for it appears as if Capcom is looking to keep players flush with content for the foreseeable future. For instance, the publisher and developer has the action-RPG’s first premium expansion set for later this year, with the game’s Iceborne DLC scheduled to drop in autumn 2019, and that’s likely just the tip of the iceberg.
Monster Hunter World is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Capcom – Twitter