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Outsourcing PC version of DMC: Devil May Cry to cause delay in release

By: Muhammad Qasim Hassan

  |   September 22nd, 2012   |  
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If you are anxious to get your hands on the PC edition of Capcom’s new DMC: Devil May Cry, you will have to wait a while longer.

The company has confirmed that the PC version of the latest title in the renowned hack-and-slash series will release after the console iterations of the game hit the shelves in January, 2013.

Speaking to Eurogamer earlier this week, Capcom’s US producer Alex Jones conceded that the development of DMC: Devil May Cry for PC has been outsourced to the Polish QA and localization studio QLOC.

The console version of the game, on the other hand, is being handled by Ninja Theory internally, which will allow an earlier release of the game.

Jones explained that outsourcing the development of the PC edition of DMC: Devil May Cry to QLOC has resulted in logistical issues, which will eventually cause a bit of a delay in the release of the game.

Despite the slight complications, the company is looking to keep the gap between release date of the console and PC version of the game to a minimum.

“Because it’s being developed out of house by a different developer from Ninja Theory there are logistical things involved. But the plan is to get it out shortly after the ship date for the console version,” said Jones. “I can’t give you a day and date. What I can say we’re endeavouring to get it out as shortly after the main game as possible so there’s as little a gap between those two as we can reasonably get. There is no word on what, if any, PC-specific features can be expected from the QLOC port.”

Commenting on QLOC, the Capcom US producer expressed his confidence in the capabilities of the team, describing the studio as a “pretty tight outfight.”

Capcom handed over the development of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition and Street Fighter x Tekken to QLOC and the results were quite good, thus increasing the confidence of the company in the Polish QA and localization studio and causing it to trust them with yet another project.

During his interview with Eurogamer, Jones also confirmed that Dante would be the only playable character in DMC: Devil May Cry. The appearance of Vergil in the game’s latest trailer had triggered speculations that he may be available in the game as a playable character.

DMC: Devil May Cry is the re-interpretation of the original Devil May Cry franchise, featuring a younger version of Dante with a wide range of weapons, including a scythe and axe, at his disposal. The game was first revealed during the Tokyo Game Show in 2010 and release for the Sony and Microsoft consoles on January 15, 2013, with the release date for PC yet to be announced.