Devil May Cry 5 PC Performance Review
Published: 13th March 2019 | Source: OC3D Internal Testing | Price: |
It has been a while since a new Devil May Cry game released, with the last game in the franchise, Ninja Theory's DMC: Devil May Cry, launching in 2010 while the previous main series entry, Devil May Cry 4, released back in 2008. Until now, I hadn't realised how much I missed the series, with its musical notes, fast-paced gameplay and its combo system which rewards players for taking the time to learn new moves and exploit them to bring carnage to your demon foes.
On PC, Devil May Cry 5 has a lot to live up to, acting as Capcom's second game of 2019 to use their RE engine while serving as a PC successor to 2010's DMC, which was able to run incredibly well on PCs of that era.
The RE engine's last outing was Capcom's Resident Evil 2 remake, which recreated the 1998 classic with new visuals, gameplay and subtle story changes. On the performance side, the game offered very little to complain about, while on the graphical side, Capcom delivered an experience that is amongst the best we have seen this year. Our Performance Review for Resident Evil 2's 2019 Remake is available to read here.
Graphically, both Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2 deliver compelling visuals, but what this piece is about is Devil May Cry 5's performance on PC. How well does it run on modern hardware? What steps should I take to increase my framerate? And, are there any issues that I should be aware of? In this analysis, we hope to answer these questions and more.
Radeon Raise the Game Fully Loaded Bundle
At the time of writing, AMD's Raise the Game Fully Loaded Bundle allows purchasers of new Radeon graphics cards, including the RX 570, RX 580, RX 590, RX Vega 56, RX Vega 64 and the Radeon VII, to receive free copies of Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 5 and The Division 2. Purchasers of the RX 570 and RX 580 will receive two of these three games, while purchasers of RX 590 or higher-end models will receive all three titles.
For full disclosure, our copy of Devil May Cry 5 was not provided to us by Capcom or AMD and was purchased by OC3D for this review.