A new rumor is suggesting Microsoft is making an Xbox exclusive Monster Hunter clone, with longtime collab dev Certain Affinity.
The new rumor for a new Xbox exclusive Monster Hunter clone comes from various sources that are suggesting the new game will reportedly focus heavily on recreating the successful formula from Capcom’s action series, which has appeared on numerous platforms.
The first source on the new rumor comes from VentureBeat, where a podcast claims Microsoft is working with Certain Affinity on the new Monster Hunter clone. Microsoft reportedly started going around to developers and partners asking if anyone would pitch their own take on Monster Hunter.
The second source is from Windows Central, who further corroborates the original source and goes on to say the game is real and it’s codenamed “Project Suerte.” Their own sources are claiming the game has been in development since summer 2020 and that it will probably get revealed in 2023 – with a 2024 release.
Certain Affinity has worked on a number of Microsoft games as a support studio, mostly notably Halo 2, Halo Waypoint, Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and even the latest Halo: Infinite.
Original games developed by Certain Affinity are less common but they have been received well, like the 2008-released Age of Booty and the 2011-released Crimson Alliance.
Various other rumors for Microsoft-published exclusive projects have been making the rounds lately, with one pointing to a Wu-Tang Clan RPG and another claiming they’re working on a Dragon’s Crown-like game with Studio Ghibli visuals.
As with any rumor – take this with a grain of salt, but we’ll keep you guys posted.