Monster Hunter World was announced at Sony's E3 2017 press conference today. It's slated to come out in early 2018 in the series' first simultaneous worldwide launch, and is available for preorder now.
Monster Hunter World has also been confirmed for Xbox One, with a PC version arriving at a later date.
Capcom's announcement says that Monster Hunter world will introduce a "seamless gameplay experience allowing players to move freely across map areas that comprise the living ecosystem" and "a newly designed online drop-in multiplayer system" for up to three players across regions.
A couple of days ago we learned Capcom had filed a trademark for Monster Hunter World. It'll be the first mainline Monster Hunter game for a Sony platform since 2011's Monster Hunter Portable 3rd.
This is a syndicated post. Read the original at IGN Video Games 2017-06-12.