Switch owners have been enjoying Monster Hunter Rise since early this year. But with the upcoming PC port on January 2022, fans are begging Capcom to add either cross-save or cross-play functionality into Monster Hunter Rise. PC players hope there is at least a way to play with their friends on Switch, while Switch players would like to double-dip if they can transfer their progress to PC. In the TGS 2021 survey, Capcom even asked fans if they were interested in the features as well.
Unfortunately, the Osaka-based company itself has killed that hope. Over on the official Twitter account, Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter Rise is not getting any cross-save or cross-play for “this time.”
We’ve heard your requests for Cross-Save / Cross-Play for #MHRise & #Sunbreak, but unfortunately, after looking into it throughout the development process, we found we are unable to implement it this time. As always, we appreciate your continued feedback and support.
Nevertheless, there might still be hope for Monster Hunter Rise cross-save in the future. Do you remember when Capcom said there is no plan to release the G-Rank version of Monster Hunter Rise? Or when it said it is not planning to make a G-Rank version of Monster Hunter Generations? There are also cases of several Switch games getting a PC cross-save update later down the line, like Daemon X Machina, for example. The fast-paced mech game launched on Switch first in September 2019, and it was ported to PC five months later. Eventually, in December 2020, a patch added a cross-save function to the game.
Besides, if there won’t be an official cross-save feature, I’m sure modders will get to it just like what they did with Monster Hunter Stories 2. You are going to need a hacked Switch for it, though. What do you think of Capcom’s decision? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and stay tuned at The Nerd Stash for more gaming and nerd updates.