Capcom has today held a Special Developer Update stream for Monster Hunter: World, where they revealed that they are currently working on Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, a major expansion pack for the highly-acclaimed hunting game that has shipped over 10 million copies worldwide.
In the stream, the Monster Hunter series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto confirms that the Iceborne expansion will add content comparable to the additions made in prior Monster Hunter 'Ultimate' releases. It will have a new story that takes place right after the ending of the base game. It's also going to add new monsters, locales, moves, equipment, and especially quest ranks (previous Ultimate releases are known to add a harder G Rank).
You can watch the official teaser trailer for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne as posted by Capcom right below. More information about this expansion will be delivered later in spring 2019.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will be released first for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Autumn 2019, while the PC version is coming later. You will need to own the base Monster Hunter: World game first in order to access this expansion.
In addition to the Iceborne expansion, Capcom also announced a collaboration with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that will be available in the base game for consoles first in early 2019. If you still have not played the original Monster Hunter: World yet, Capcom is also going to provide a Trial Version that will be available for a limited time from December 11, 4 p.m. PST, to December 17, 3:59 p.m. PST. In this trial, you will be able to play a limited portion of the game, access online multiplayer, and even carry over the save data to the full retail version.