Capcom has today announced that the fourth free title update for its popular Monster Hunter World has been delayed from its May launch window as a result of COVID-19.
The news comes by way of a Tweet, which also explains that even once the update launches (there is no firm new window), Italian, Spanish, and French localizations will feature simplified recordings due to difficulties with voice-over production:
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 eagery awaiting Alatreon’s arrival in the New World, and will provide updates once we have new information to share.
Thank you very much for your continued support and patience. From al the development team at Capcom—happy hunting and stay safe!
Capcom also provided a revised roadmap of support moving forward, which can be seen below.
The last time we heard from Capcom on the subject of Monster Hunter World it was showcasing a new trailer for the game’s recent Title Update 13.5.
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