It seems Microsoft got inspired by CAPCOM’s popular franchise and could possibly be developing a Monster Hunter style co-op game.
This new report comes from GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb as he was telling this on the latest Giant Bomb podcast. He says that developer Certain Affinity is the one behind this possible upcoming game. They collaborated on Halo and Call of Duty games in the past.
“They’re working with Certain Affinity on what seems like a Monster Hunter style game – a Monster Hunter clone,” Grubb shared. “They see this gameplay style succeeding, and Microsoft’s like, ‘hey, we should try to make one of those, is anyone out there going to pitch one?’”
Grubb says Microsoft is itching to put a game similar to Monster Hunter since they would not be able to put the same thing on Game Pass that easily. He thinks it is going to be expensive if they plan to push through with that plan, but by making their own similar game, it would be cheaper that way. He continued that this type of game has the “potential to grow and a big thing with long-term support.” No kidding, Monster Hunter World had support for a long time and gained a lot of success due to that.
Last year in February, Certain Affinity shared a statement confirming that they are making a brand new IP. They shared that it was going to be a game with a genre and style that many loved. It seems it was true after all and it was something along the lines of Monster Hunter.
More details will be shared at a later time when we get it.