Following its launch on PS4 and Xbox One earlier this year, Capcom has announced the PC release date for Monster Hunter World, and it's coming earlier than expected. The online action-RPG was originally slated to arrive on Steam sometime this fall, but Capcom has now revealed that it will hit the digital storefront next month, on August 9.
Players who pre-purchase Monster Hunter World on Steam ahead of its launch will receive a pair of bonus items: the Origin armor set and the Fair Wind Charm. In addition to the standard version, the game will also be available in a Digital Deluxe edition, which contains the same assortment of customization items found in the console equivalent. This includes a set of Samurai armor, three gestures (Zen, Ninja Star, and Sumo Slap), two sticker sets, and a new face paint and hairstyle option.
Capcom says that updates made in the console versions of Monster Hunter World will be "gradually applied" to the PC edition. The game will also follow a different Event Quest schedule than the console versions, so Capcom advises fans to regularly check the game's official Twitter account and website for the latest updates.
In addition to the release date announcement, Capcom has shared a new trailer for Monster Hunter World, which you can watch above. The publisher has also confirmed that the PC version will support 4K and 60 FPS. You can find the minimum and recommended specs on the game's Steam page.
Monster Hunter World launched for PS4 and Xbox One on January 26. It has been a resounding commercial success for Capcom, setting a new launch record for the series and becoming the publisher's best-selling game ever. The game also received a positive reception from critics. GameSpot awarded it an 8/10 in our Monster Hunter World review and called it "a meaningful evolution for the series at large."