The Chinese online gaming giant Tencent games just brought in a surprise today, releasing the English language version of the benchmark of the CryEngine-powered MMORPG Monster Hunter Online, that was released a while ago for PC in China.
The game, created in collaboration with Capcom, never received an official localization.
And yet, the announcement of an English localization of the game still hasn’t been made, but the official site talks about “Monster Hunter Online World Debut of Benchmark Program.”
Monster Hunter Online, NVIDIA and Crytek have joined hands and accomplished this stunning benchmark program.The program is based on client game Monster Hunter Online, and was produced with world’s leading game engine CRYENGINE.A series of advanced technology including Real Time Rendering, Physical Based Shading, Realistic Vegetation Rendering, NVIDIA PhysX Clothing, NVIDIA Hairworks and NVIDIA HBAO+ helped creating such magnificent and realistic hunting environment. After downloading and installation, you can experience Super Definition graphics and immersive hunting experience Monster Hunter Online means to offer.
The move seems to be either a prelude to a localization announcement, or at least an attempt to gauge interest for a release of the game in the west.
One thing is for sure: if you were among those anxiously waiting for a localization, there’s finally hope for it to really happen. In the meanwhile you can download the benchmark and see how it runs on your own PC here.