Devil May Cry has been a big name in action games for some time now. The fourth entry in the series was well received, and has recently received a special edition. In an interview, series veteran Hideaki Itsuno spoke out on the series, assuring fans that sales for Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition will not have an impact on the series’ future.
Speaking with GameSpot, the subject of a survey for the Devil May Cry series is brought up, and whether or not it will have an impact on the series. Itsuno states: “I think It’s a bit of a misunderstanding. At the time of Devil May Cry 4, I spoke to an interviewer In Japan and I had given a message to the fans at the end of the interview saying ‘Let us know what you want to see in the future of DMC.'”
“I spoke to the same guy this time around for the special edition and I kind of just made an off-the-cuff comment along the lines of ‘We’re always listening to your feedback, please buy the special edition.’ So I think the fans with internet have taken that there is a literal survey somewhere with check boxes that will feed into a future game, but it was just a general comment on my part saying that Capcom values fan feedback.”
Itsuno was then asked whether or not this headline would determine the future of the series. He states: “No, I never said anything along the lines of holding anything in the future hostage to sales of this title.”
Itsuno was then asked what fans can look forward to in the franchise. He states: “After Devil May Cry 4 came out and the Ninja Theory’s DMC: Devil May Cry followed it, some fans were disappointed and felt the main series had ended.”
“But I’m glad that the message is out there with Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition that the main series is not over, and that DMC: Devil May Cry did not kill it. But that isn’t to say that the latter was just a one shot, that game also got it’s own next-gen re-release earlier this year.”
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.