Amidst rumors that Devil May Cry 5 is in development, Capcom announced that it is bringing the Devil May Cry HD Collection to PC and current-gen consoles. This new collection is basically the same as the one that released for last generation consoles, bringing together the first three games in the series with some minor upgrades. However, we now know how the new collection is slightly better than the one that came before it.
According to Capcom, the version of Devil May Cry HD Collection for PC, PS4, and Xbox One will have run at 60 frames per second in 1080p resolution. This is an upgrade from the 2012 release, which ran at 60fps in just 720p resolution. While this upgrade will undoubtedly be appreciated by fans, some may be disappointed to learn that the game will not support 4K resolution visuals.
It’s somewhat surprising that Capcom didn’t add 4K support for Devil May Cry HD Collection to sweeten the pot. After all, both the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X are now on the market, and both can support a version of 4K graphics. Adding 4K resolution could also have been enough to convince some fans that already have Devil May Cry HD Collection to buy the game again on new-gen consoles.
It’s possible Capcom didn’t want to put too much effort into bringing Devil May Cry HD Collection to current-generation consoles, as doing so may have forced the company to raise its price. As it stands, fans will be able to buy Devil May Cry HD Collection at a mere $30 when it launches in 2018, which comes out to about $10 per game. And while it’s true that Devil May Cry 2 was mostly a disappointment, that’s still two critically-acclaimed action games for a relatively low price.
Perhaps Capcom isn’t so much concerned with providing as visually impressive of an experience as possible, but rather just making Devil May Cry fresh in the minds of players in anticipation of the Devil May Cry 5 launch. While it wasn’t announced at PlayStation Experience as previously rumored, there’s still some evidence that suggests Devil May Cry 5 is indeed in development, and some fans may be more likely to pick it up if they have a chance to play through the first four games in the series first.
Whether or not Devil May Cry 5 will ever see the light of day remains to be seen. In the meantime, fans can look forward to revisiting the original trilogy next year.
Devil May Cry HD Collection will launch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on March 13, 2018. The game is already available on PS3 and Xbox 360.