Monster Hunter Online is going to start pre-open-beta in China on December 17. It's been confirmed that the game has no IP block and everyone regardless of where he/she lives can play the Chinese server (here's how to register and download).
The game currently has Chinese language which prevents foreign players going deep into the game's core content. Players are asking if the game will have English version in the future. Tencent Games told us that they don't have any comment for now. However, I think the game might offer English language support or dedicated English server in the future and below are several clues to back up my speculation.
1. Crytek mention "worldwide" in a MHO press release in 2013
Although it's not a clear statement that the game will be released in global market, it means Tencent Games is keeping their eyes on the international market.
CryENGINE 3 is the perfect fit for the series, and will ensure Tencent Games and Capcom are well equipped to make Monster Hunter Online the groundbreaking MMORPG experience fans worldwide are eagerly anticipating.
2. The benchmark program is released for international market
This is a much more clear evidence of Tencent Games' attempt to present the game to global market. They clearly mentioned the benchmark released for international market.
3. MHO's trailers are getting English subtitles now
Early this year Tencent Games released a new trailer at UP2015, a domestic game show. However, they made English subtitles for the trailer, making us guess that they had started to try to promote the game globally.
4. Tencent Games ' experiment of opening international server for ArcheAge
ArcheAge has started open beta in China for a while and Tencent is planning to add an international server in the game's Chinese version. If it works they might also do that for MHO.
Do you think Monster Hunter Online will have English version in the future?