Monster Hunter: World launched on Steam barely an hour ago, and judging by the player counts it's already an astronomical success. While that figure is impressive as hell, it starts to get more impressive when you look at the history of Japanese games released on Valve's platform. It's unlikely that Monster Hunter World will claim those games' spots - they're Steam mainstays at this point - but you never know. No doubt, this will simply be seen as a plus for PC fans, as the base game itself will likely be the main attraction for quite some time due to the fact that it's launching on the platform so long after its console counterparts. In terms of full, retail-priced game launches on Steam, Monster Hunter is already number three, right behind GTA5 and Fallout 4, and there's still room for those numbers to grow. However, it could also mean that since the game has yet to be released on PC, there are no mods yet because no one has had the chance to make any. Monster Hunter has almost doubled that, with a peak of 239,779 players today according to Steamcharts, an wonderful number for a game that launched on consoles seven months ago.
Did we expect such love from the Steam community?
Monster Hunter: World released earlier this year on Xbox One and PS4 but the PC version's release was pushed until today.