Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Fourth Update Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Capcom have announced the release of the fourth major update for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has been postponed, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement came via Twitter, and reads as follows.

“Unfortunately, coronavirus (COVID-19) related impacts on production have made it necessary to postpone the release of the fourth free title update for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Voice over production for the Italian, Spanish and French language versions have also been affected, and will be replaced with simplified recordings.

We would like to apologize to all of our fans eagerly awaiting Alatreon’s arrival in the New World, and will provide updates oncw we have new information to share.

Thank you very much for your continued support and patience. From all the development team at Capcom- happy hunting and stay safe!”

This also included an updated development roadmap, which you can find below.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19 officially, or Chinese Flu to others) has affected many worldwide, from businesses to public gatherings and events. [1234567].

This includes the postponement of GDC, and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, along with the cancellation of E3 2020 (including digital events), the physical event for Gamescom 2020, and Comiket 98.

We also reported on the delays of The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima, along with a Game Freak employee contracting the virus. SiliconEra also reports a member of Capcom in Osaka also contracted the virus.

The Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering are mapping the virus’ spread [12]. As of this time of writing, there have been over 3.063 million total confirmed cases worldwide, and over 1.945 million active cases. There have been over 212,000 deaths, however over 906,000 people have made a “total recovery.”

Monster Hunter World is currently available for Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In case you missed it, you can find our review for the game here. We highly recommend it! In fact we liked it so much, we named it our game of the year for 2018!

Image: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne official website.

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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