Wild Hearts: EA has high expectations, "the monster hunter genre has exploded"

Wild Hearts: EA has high expectations, the monster hunter genre has exploded

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Andrew Wilson, the CEO of Electronic Arts, said the company has high expectations for Wild Hearts, the Monster Hunter-like action game made by Koei Tecmo's Omega Force team. In his opinion, the project is not only promising, but it could also easily penetrate the market as the hunting game genre in his opinion has practically exploded in recent years.

"It started with what seemed like an idea rather small for us internally, and every time we have seen the product we have been amazed and mesmerized by what they are doing (Omega Force), "EA CEO said during a meeting with shareholders.

" The monster hunter genre is relatively new. It has exploded. It is ripe for innovation, creativity and expansion, and what we see the development team doing are all things the community is asking from the genre. "

Wilson also added that so far the response from players towards Wild Hearts has been very positive and that it could prove to be an interesting opportunity for EA, Koei Tecmo and the community at large.

"And the response so far it was really very strong, so I don't want to s balance me, but I have seen it and I think it is amazing, the players have seen it and they think it is amazing [...] How big can it be? We don't know yet, but I think it could become an interesting opportunity for us, the development team and the community at large. "

Contrary to what Wilson said, the" hunting game "genre is not it is so "relatively new", considering that the first chapter of Monster Hunter, which basically represents the genre, came out in the now distant 2005.

We can agree instead when he says that the "genre has exploded", as the series has started to grind impressive sales numbers with Monster Hunter World (released in 2018) which has sold over 18 million copies worldwide. and is currently Capcom's most successful game. After all, hunting games embody many features that have become increasingly appreciated by players in the last decade, such as the focus on cooperative multiplayer and a rich post-launch support that keeps the community glued to the brand between one release and another.

It is difficult to say if Wild Hearts, which we remind you will be available from February 17th for PS5, Xbox Series X | S and PC, will be able to break into the market like the Capcom series, but what we have seen so far is certainly promising, as also explained in our tested EA and Koei Tecmo hunting game.

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