Monster Hunter is one of the most famous franchises on the planet. It was consistently a major vender in Japan, but it never saw similar amount of publicity in other districts. This was the standard until Monster Hunter World ended up being a breakout overall hit. As of October 2021, it has sold 20 million units, and currently holds the title of Capcom's best-selling game.
Monster Hunter Rise sent off on the Switch last year, and a PC port was delivered recently. Shortly after, Capcom reported that Monster Hunter Rise had sold more than 8 million duplicates. While there is no word on a potential Xbox variant of Monster Hunter Rise, new rumors suggest that Microsoft is working on its own take on the Monster Hunter franchise.
A Monster Hunter clone is reportedly a work in progress at Certain Affinity. Jeff Grubb, who has demonstrated to be a trusted source on a few events, first hinted at this news, and it was later affirmed by Jez Corden from Windows Central. Certain Affinity is known for working on the multiplayer component of different Halo games and other third-party titles, with Halo Infinite being its most recent delivery.
Certain Affinity has been supporting other engineers for years now, and it's great to see the studio working on a new game. While it appears as though Certain Affinity's specialty lies in competitive multiplayer, it will be interesting to perceive how the designer tackles a center game like Monster Hunter. According to Corden's sources, this game is codenamed Project Suerte, and Microsoft is aiming for a delivery in 2024. True to form, this delivery date can drastically change as development advances.
A game inspired by Monster Hunter seems like a perfect fit for Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft had recently reported that Xbox Game Pass has 25 million subscribers, and many expect this number to fill exponentially in the coming years. Xbox Game Pass has already had a great start to 2022, and fans are excited about the future as Microsoft continues to obtain new studios. At whatever point Project Suerte dispatches, it won't be surprising to see a gigantic number of players online on discharge day.
Other designers have delivered Monster Hunter clones before, but none have been ready to capture the crowd at a similar level. Fans would that like to try other games like Monster Hunter should take a glance at Dauntless, Toukiden 2, and the God Eater franchise.