Capcom’s U.S. senior producer Alex Jones has hinted that potential sequels to DmC: Devil May Cry may receive co-op play.
Developed by Ninja Theory, DmC is a reboot of the popular Capcom IP, launched back in 2001 for PlayStation 2. Set in an alternate universe to the original games, DmC will feature the return of Dante’s brother Vergil, though it won’t feature co-op.
However, speaking to IGN, Jones defended the decision to focus on a single-player experience, mainly due to narrative reasons.
“I’m not even going to tease you. We’re not doing co-op for reasons that are purely narrative; like we wanted to tell the story of Dante and to have to account for another person on that journey would have an impact on the narrative.”
“DmC is the sort of game where you want to hoard all the enemies to yourself in order to get your ranking up,” he explained, “so if you’re having to fight with the person that you’re theoretically co-operating with it would just create a skewed set of priorities.”
“At some point in the future, if we can figure out a way to solve that then maybe; but for this one you’re going it alone as Dante.”
DmC is due out in January 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.