Not even Dante and co. are safe from the microtransactions. Why are we not surprised?
GameSpot spotted that the newest Devil May Cry 5 demo has the option to buy red orbs with real money. These orbs are used to upgrade your skills in-game.
„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 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,” Hideaki Itsuno, Devil May Cry 5‘s director, said. So, pay-to-win for those who are bad at games and have a thick wallet. It’s not obligatory, and since we’re talking about a single-player title, it might not be annoying. (Devil May Cry 4’s re-release also had them in 2015, although DMC4 wasn’t developed with the microtransactions in mind.)
Still, we have to point out that Devil May Cry 5 will come with microtransactions by default, so if the difficulty gets hairy here and there, we might have one or two censored comments about the situation. (Also, we have to raise our eyebrows about them saying that microtransactions are optional.)
Devil May Cry 5 is out on March 8 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Have a look at a few gameplay videos.