Prior to the announcement of Monster Hunter: World, many were expecting a shoddy spin-off designed for the Western audience. It’s becoming increasingly apparent, however, that this is a proper entry in the dinosaur slaying series, with key creative from past instalments all involved. And interviews published by Dengeki Online have now revealed that the title has been in production for about four years.

It’s running on an updated version of MT Framework, and the concept was conceived because there have been many requests from fans for a PlayStation 4 version of Monster Hunter for some time now. The important thing is that the developer isn’t Westernising the title as was rumoured prior to release – it’s making a proper entry, and tweaking mechanics and features to optimise the experience. You can learn more about the title through here.

[via dengekionline.com, gematsu.com]