Capcom definitely came out of left field with Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition at the recent PlayStation 5 showcase. New features such as ray tracing, 120 frames per second gameplay, and improved loading times are expected. Gameplay tweaks such as Turbo Mode, Legendary Dark Knight difficulty, and the addition of Vergil will all be included with Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition. That is all great news, except for PC gamers. Outside of the addition of Vergil via paid DLC for Devil May Cry 5, all the other bells and whistles are reserved for the next-gen consoles only.
In a statement to Eurogamer, Capcom explained that “Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition is specifically being developed and optimized to benefit the system architecture and leap in processing power offered by PS5 and Xbox Series X, so we’re focusing on these platforms. At present, there are no plans to release DMC5SE on PC.”
Hard to believe
For players on the likely more powerful PC platform, this is a slap to the face. Although the new consoles may boost new hardware, the levels of performance have already been achieved by PCs. This decision by Capcom to not release the new version, at least day and date, is baffling. There is bound to be some unwarranted repercussions as well, in this day and age.
Disgruntled fans have taken to the Steam page for Devil May Cry 5 and engaged in review bombing. Citing their dissatisfaction at not having Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition come to PC, fans are trying to bring down the base game. At this time, the game is still at a “Very Positive” rating on Steam. Such behavior is certainly not condoned. However, it is likely that Capcom has a clearer picture of what fans are expecting now. Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition may still come to the PC, but it will just take some time.