The latest updates for "Monster Hunter: World" reveal the official release date of its PC version. Capcom streamed a new trailer for the sequel showcasing the impressive visual effects and the required specifications for PC users to install the game.

The Japanese video game publisher also announced that the PC version will not support any PC mods and cross-platform gameplay. The new sequel will feature players embarking on a quest to hunt down exotic and legendary monsters from a mysterious island. Each successful hunt will reward players with upgrades to their equipment, status, and weaponry.

PC release date and required specs

According to Polygon, the PC version of "Monster Hunter: World" will launch on August 9 and it will feature free updates and collaboration quests from the console versions. These quests include the Dante outfits in "Devil May Cry," and the Ryu and Sakura armors in "Street Fighter." In fact, the game publisher will also include the upcoming Bahamut collaboration from "Final Fantasy XV" in the PC version.

As for the PC requirements for the sequel, the minimum specs include a 64-bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 OS, 8 GB of memory, and 20 GB of storage. They will also need an Intel Core i5-4460 processor at 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300. The GPU is an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260xVRAM at 2 GB.

Lastly, they will need a DirectX: Version 11 sound card.

For the recommended specs, the OS, DirectX, memory, and storage requirements are the same. However, the processor should be an Intel Core i3 8350 4GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X, while the GPU is an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 3 GB VRAM or AMD Radeon RX 570X at 4 GB VRM.

No mods and cross-play support for 'MH: World'

Capcom game producer Ryozo Tsujimoto told PC Gamer that "Monster Hunter: World" will not support cross-play features from PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. He explained that both PC and console versions of the game will not synchronize properly due to their different game engines and specs.

Given the higher quality of the PC platform, console users may have a hard time connecting the save data from console to their computer or much less compete with PC users with high internet connections.

Tsujimoto added that PC Mods will not be available in the game, however, video game fans speculated that Capcom will likely add the feature in future developments. He also mentioned that patch updates for the PC version are case-by-case situations, and when they detect any anomalies in the system, they will address the issues right away.