CAPCOM mixed things up a bit with DmC: Devil May Cry, a “spin-off” of their DMC franchise, which came out in 2013. The game was an alternate version to the original series and opened to mixed reviews but left a positive impression on fans. Now in 2019, CAPCOM released DMC 5 which also gathered a lot of positive feedback and gave rise to questions about a follow up to the 2013 spin-off.
In an interview with a Slovakian website called Sektor, the producer on DMC 5 shared that he would love to make a sequel to DmC: Devil May Cry but only if the original studio, Ninja Theory, was handling the development.
Matthew Walker shared his enthusiasm for working with the studio and said, “As you mentioned, on the dev side we certainly wanted to and thought we would work with Ninja Theory again to create a sequel to DmC, but that, unfortunately, didn’t get off the ground. We’d still love to see a sequel, but we think it absolutely has to be made by Ninja Theory – so much of the amazing style and substance in that game was only possible because they have such a knack for what’s cool. It wouldn’t be DmC without Ninja Theory”.
The sad part is that a sequel might never happen. Ninja Theory was acquired by Microsoft last year. Probably the only way for it to exist is if CAPCOM makes it an exclusive for Xbox and PC. Don’t really see that happening.
Walker also shared his excitement over the success of DMC 5 which has sold over 2 million copies. He believes it will surely be a contender for Game Of The Year 2019.