Devil May Cry 5 Will Contain Optional Upgrade Microtransactions
Throughout the Devil May Cry series, players have been able to level up their character’s abilities by collecting red orbs, whether it be by killing enemies, or finding them hidden throughout the game’s levels. With Capcom’s Devil May Cry 5 arriving early next year, that will likely still be the case for Nero, Dante, and V, though players looking to get ahead will also be able to purchase red orbs through microtransactions.
The news of this comes by way of a recent demo of the game at TGS, wherein Gamespot discovered that players can purchase red orbs using real money. After the discovery, they asked Hideaki Itsuno why it was implemented into the 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 just want to get all the stuff at once, those people can do that,” Itsuno explained. “But on the other hand I don’t feed you have to get all the moves. You should be able to play it the way you want to play it.”
While the above explanation is sound, many fans are already concerned that the drop rate of red orbs could easily be lowered by Capcom to get more people to drop real money on red orbs. Thankfully, Capcom producer Matt Walker alleviated these concerns by responding to one fan’s request that he clear the air.
Thanks for the Tweet! It’s understandable that people are worried about micro transactions in games! I’m happy knowing that people will be reassured when they play the game and find that it’s balanced the way all the other DMCs have been. ^_^
— Matt Walker (@retroOtoko) September 23, 2018
Seen above, Matt Walker confirms that there is no difference in red orb drop rates between Devil May Cry 5 and the previous games in the series, which should help alleviate concerns that Capcom is grabbing for cash at the both literal and figurative expense of the players.
Devil May Cry 5 launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 8th, 2019.
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