Capcom now considers Devil May Cry, which was once a niche series for them, as one of their major brands along with Resident Evil.
Devil May Cry 5 launched earlier this year in March and quickly became one of the fastest-selling games in the series. Not only did it set a new sales record, but it was also quite popular on PC and managed to match the success of Resident Evil 2 Remake on Steam which launched earlier in January.
Capcom has now talked about both of the brands in a new corporate briefing that was published recently on the official website.
“If the employee is highly capable, they may be assigned to the development of major brands, such as Resident Evil or Devil May Cry in the early years of their career, ” mentioned Capcom in their briefing. “Learning and achieving results under the tutelage of a leader while taking on more responsibility over time readies that employee to eventually take on a leadership role themselves in the future.”
Capcom is likely referring to Hideaki Itsuno here who has worked on many major projects at Capcom including the recently released Devil May Cry 5 and Dragon’s Dogma. It is also clear from their statement that both series are now a major brand for them.
While Devil May Cry 5 was a major success for Capcom, they are not going to release any post-launch DLC for it, at least not in the near future. There has been some speculation on the DLC after references were discovered to them in the game files but nothing has come out of it.