Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition Ray Tracing Trailer Will Blow Your Mind

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition Ray Tracing Trailer Will Blow Your Mind

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition shows off some the stunning lighting and reflection improvements that are coming with ray tracing on next-gen.

At yesterday’s PS5 Showcase event, Capcom pulled the lid on Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition. It’s a beefed-up version of DMCV with better everything, some new modes, and a playable Vergil. The trailer they dropped at the event was, as you’d expect, gorgeous. However, they also put out another video that shows the effects of ray tracing on PS5 and Xbox Series X in a series of side-by-side shots. It’s pretty stunning. Check it out below.

Now, I, like many of you, have a PC that’s RTX compatible. So, I’ve seen how great ray tracing can be when a game takes advantage of the tech. That said, it’s always impressive to see it in contrast to the same game with it turned off. Plus, knowing this is coming from a console is pretty exciting. The way the tech lets developers mess with lighting and reflections continues to boggle my pea-sized brain. The lighting, in particular, makes the environments of Devil May Cry 5 pop.

Of course, ray tracing isn’t the only thing that makes Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition a step above the base game. As they mentioned yesterday, the game will have several different framerate modes to let players customize their experience. You can play at 4k/30fps or 1080p/60fps to prioritize resolution or framerate respectively. Or, you can just turn ray tracing off and enjoy some silky smooth, 120fps gameplay. Then, there’s tons of content to try out and, of course, good old Vergil.

All in all, Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition is shaping up to be a super attractive package, whether you played the original or not. It will be out on launch day for both PS5 and Xbox Series X.