When it came time to start thinking about the next installment in the series, Hideaki Itsuno decided something was missing from the world of video games. As games got bigger, and features like online play and vast open-worlds became the norm, there were fewer and fewer pure action games.

He felt this would be the perfect moment for a new Devil May Cry, a game that feels modern in many respects with gorgeous visuals and elaborate cut-scenes but that otherwise plays out like a fairly straightforward action game, with a focus on looking particularly stylish while you fight.

Source: N4G PC Devil May Cry 5s director wanted to prove pure action games still had a place