We have heard a lot about the upcoming hack and slash game Devil May Cry 5 this week during Capcom’s TGS 2018 presentation and recent developments indicate that players will have to spend additional bucks to enjoy the upgrades, or to be more accurate, there will be microtransactions.
A recent demo of the Devil May Cry 5 went live this week and Gamespot found an option in the demo, which asks the players to pay additional money to get Red Orbs in order to get the character progression to save time. Gamespot decided to ask game director Hideaki Itsuno to have official clarification and here’s what he responded with;
“With giving people the ability to purchase Red Orbs, it’s something we want to give people as an option. If they want to save time and just want to get all the stuff at once, those people can do that. But on the other hand I don’t feel you have to get all the moves. You should be able to play it the way you want to play it.”
The franchise fans will relate to this kind of microtransaction as the previous Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition also featured similar kind of process to get red orbs and blue orbs. Red orbs are required for the characters to have new moves and skills. However, microtransactions are not welcomed by the gamers as according to them, they are asked to pay extra for having full perks.
Capcom employees are justifying the inclusion of microtransactions and according to them, it is optional as those who want to speed up the progression level will buy the red orbs.
Devil May Cry 5 is scheduled for release on March 8, 2019 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Stay tuned for more updates!