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Monster Hunter Rise Is Coming to Xbox Game Pass Next Month

Monster Hunter Rise is coming to all consoles. Previously a Switch exclusive, the game will soon be available for PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows. Additionally, Xbox Game Pass subscribers can look forward to Rise joining the service on consoles, PC, and the cloud at launch.

Capcom has announced that the game’s multi-platform release is set for January 20, 2023. Monster Hunter Rise originally launched exclusively on Nintendo Switch in March 2021 before coming to Steam earlier this year. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak — the flagship expansion already available on Switch and Steam — is coming to all platforms next spring.

Unfortunately for hunters who have already spent hundreds of hours on Rise on Switch or Steam, cross-save and cross-play are not planned for the Xbox or PlayStation release. This means that if you want to play on these platforms, you have to start from scratch. Fans requested cross-save and cross-play leading up to Monster Hunter Rise’s Steam release, but Capcom was unable to implement the feature at the time.

The new version of Monster Hunter Rise has better performance than the Switch release. 4K resolution and 60 FPS are supported on PS5 and Series X, and 3D audio is also supported. Ranged and shield weapons also take advantage of the PlayStation 5’s DualSense adaptive triggers.

Monster Hunter Rise is a great addition to Capcom’s long-running franchise, and Sunbreak has added a lot of cool new monsters on top of the base game. is adding a trio of new monsters in its latest update.

The first half of 2023 will be a busy time for hunters. The release of multi-platform Monster Hunter Rise is scheduled just weeks ahead of EA and Omega Force’s Wild Hearts.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over 6 years of experience in the games industry and has bylines for IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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