By roots, I wasn't even talking about what system it first released on. I was on about return to gameplay roots.
And yes, I did DMC bro. I played 1-4.
I know. It was a joke that seemed to pass some peoples heads. Though if I were to give a more serious opinion on the matter; I personally find find that Capcom is always at it's best when it fully optimizes one platform. At least with the exception of SFV from what I've heard, I skipped that one so I can't really give my opinion on it but stuff like the original DMC's, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil: Revelations 3DS, The Viewtiful Joe games. It really shows that Capcom is really capable of juicing out the hardware when they focus solely on one platform. P.N.03 was also pretty fucking fantastic if I do say so myself. That's not to say that Capcom doesn't have amazing quality multiplat titles as well. Resident Evil 5 and 7 are great examples but over all you can really feel more quality when they focus one at a time. Though the architecture of the PS4 and Xbox One and even PC are all so close right now that I really don't see a reason why DMC5 can't be multiplat. Though if they chose one system and stick with it to juice everything they can out of it we could have one hell of a game. The Devil May Cry fanbase has a bit of a schism so it's going to be hard to please everyone and Capcom needs to make a very good impression with this game imho.
You skipped out on DmC I take it?
I'm not so sure they are. I look back on Dead Rising and to an extent, Monster Hunter and even the original DMC (which wasn't really perfect for it's time).
If they were to use the juice, we'd have seen mind blowing games from them by now, but we haven't really all that much.
Capcom should just aim to release on at least PC/Xbox and PS4. If they settle for just PS4, then they have to hope for massive sales in order to make it back and more, then also realise that they alienated two other systems in the process. I know that if they skip PC, I'll simply skip them in the future. If a dev gives me the time of day, I'll give them my money basically.
I skipped on DmC on Steam, mostly because it was the opposite of what I loved about DMC, and the creator practically shat on what the original DMC stood for. The added wig was more like a mock at fans of the original.