By Arvind Radakrishnan / June 29th, 2015
Devil May Cry 4 – Special Edition has stirred up a lot of interest and questions in the franchise as of late, namely about if the franchise will continue. One of the main debates, is if Devil May Cry 4‘s success will decide the fate of the franchise; an interview with Hideaki Itsuno, director of the franchise for Devil May Cry 2, Devil May Cry 3 and Devil May Cry 4, has confirmed a few things about the franchise and where it stands with its future. Originally, Itsuno talked with another interviewer back in Japan when the special edition was still in development. His statement is as follows:
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 followed up this statement with a confirmation that Devil May Cry 4 – Special Edition‘s sales do not tie into the franchise’s future. It would give feedback however, as to what fans may want in the series at this point. So the series still may have some life left in it.
The rest of the interview can be read in the source below, which contains other thoughts from Hideaki Itsuno with Devil May Cry, such as how he feels about the reboot, DmC: Devil May Cry.
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