‘Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition’ features not coming to PC


Capcom is not planning to bring any Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition features to PC. While PC players will get Vergil, they can’t get all the other next-gen upgrades.

In the recent PS5 Showcase event, Capcom showed off the shiny new upgrade to DMC5. The title, called Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition will bring several much-awaited details. Chief among those are two modes that change the gameplay.

Now, the Japanese company is saying Special Edition will be console exclusive. They say that they can only bring Vergil to the PC version, but the new modes stay with PS5 and Xbox Series X.

No plans to bring DMC5SE to PC, says Capcom

In a statement released to Eurogamer, Capcom explained their reason behind the bizarre decision. A spokesperson for the company detailed why they can’t add the new modes.

“Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition is specifically being developed and optimised to benefit the system architecture and leap in processing power offered by PS5 and Xbox Series X, so we’re focusing on these platforms,” said Capcom. “At present, there are no plans to release DMC5SE on PC.”

PC gamers are not thrilled with the news. It doesn’t help that PC, amongst all platforms, is the most capable of reaching the game’s full potential. The community knows that PC can create a high-level performance for the game, especially with the new RTX 30-series.

PC gamers will miss out on new modes

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition does not only add a new playable character in the form of Vergil. It adds a ton of specialized upgrades, including 3D audio and 120 FPS mode. The Special Edition will also add ray tracing support, and shorter loading times.


What irks gamers the most, however, is losing out on two modes. These modes are the Legendary Dark Knight mode and Turbo Mode.

LDK mode is the highest difficulty, spawning hordes of enemies at a time. Turbo mode makes the game faster and more aesthetic, but enemies are faster too.

The community is speculating why Capcom doesn’t want to give PC gamers the Special Edition update. Some note that Capcom can’t find out a way to charge extra for the upgrade. Such an idea makes sense, considering next-gen players will buy the game at US$40.

The dissatisfied PC players are bringing their torches and pitchforks to Steam. So far, gamers are review bombing the game on Steam. The review bomb is starting to gain steam, especially over the last 48 hours.

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition will be available for the next-gen consoles for $40. Whether Capcom will do something about it for PC gamers in the future is unknown right now.

Images courtesy of Devil May Cry/Youtube Screenshot

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