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Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition & Ray Tracing are not coming to PC because reasons

Capcom has officially announced a Special Edition for Devil May Cry 5 that will introduce Ray Tracing effects. However, this version of DMC5 will not be coming to the PC.

Instead of adding the new game modes and new graphical enhancements to the PC, Capcom will bring the Vergil DLC (which is a paid DLC) to our platform. So yeah, while we won’t get the new free stuff that will be present in the Special Edition, we will at least be able to pay for a new DLC.

It’s really ironic, especially if you consider that the PC was the first platform that supported real-time ray tracing in video-games. I guess Capcom is really trying to sell as many DMC5 units as it can. After all, there isn’t any other explanation than that.

As Capcom’s rep told Eurogamer:

“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. At present, there are no plans to release DMC5SE on PC.”

Now as you may have guessed, this is PR nonsense and nothing more. The real reason behind this is because the PC sales of a separate Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition package would be really low. And, from the looks of it, Capcom does not want to offer the new Ray Tracing effects for free to existing owners.

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