DMC4 Director Clarifies Franchise's Future
The Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is out on PlayStation 4 this week, if you didn't know.
But don't just buy it because you feel obligated. If you think the future of the franchise depends on the sales of this particular game, think again.
Director Hideaki Itsuno clarified the issue in a new GameSpot interview, debunking the idea that there's an actual survey in the upgraded DMC4:
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."
Okay, well, I still believe that if any games in a certain franchise sell well, the publisher is simply more likely to return to that franchise, right? I mean, that's just common sense.
6/26/2015 9:41:03 PM Ben Dutka