Microsoft may take another month to unveil all the console titles coming to Xbox Game Pass in January 2023, but a recent rumor suggests that Capcom’s Monster Hunter Rise will be one of the titles available at that time. The announcement of the Monster Hunter Rise console release date will reportedly be made at The Game Awards 2022, which will broadcast on December 8 at 4:30 PT/7:30 ET, according to Insider Gaming.
The Monster Hunter Rise console port will reportedly be a complete “4K60 transfer” with “3D audio,” indicating that the Xbox Series X|S and PS5 versions would have visuals similar to the game’s current PC release on Steam. As a Nintendo Switch-only release in 2021, Monster Hunter Rise was the first installment in Capcom’s enormously successful Monster Hunter series.
The game introduced the Palamut companion, made some well-liked tweaks to the standard Monster Hunter concept, and got raving praise from reviewers at the time of its release. Eventually, Capcom released the game for PC, but it hasn’t appeared on PlayStation or Xbox, which is surprising given the massive success Monster Hunter World had on both systems.
If the reports are accurate and Monster Hunter Rise does join Xbox Game Pass, it should be a significant new feature. The incredibly excellent reviews for Monster Hunter Rise speak for themselves, and the fact that it is accessible through Game Pass should make it simple for players to schedule co-op sessions with their friends.
It would be fascinating to see if there are any more Game Pass-related announcements during the big presentation, assuming Monster Hunter Rise is coming to Xbox Game Pass and a confirmation is made at The Game Awards. A recent rumor said Microsoft will skip The Game Awards this year to increase the likelihood that its purchase of Activision Blizzard will be approved. As a result, the company would probably seek to limit the number of Game Pass announcements made during the event.