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Capcom shows off official video of Devil May Cry 5 on the Steam Deck

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As more developers get their hands on a Steam Deck devkit, we're seeing plenty more show their games and now Capcom has taken a turn with Devil May Cry 5.

Unlike a lot of what we've seen previously via small clips or plain pictures on Twitter, Capcom went a tiny step further by making a video on their official Capcom USA YouTube Channel - that's quite a bit of extra advertisement power there for the Steam Deck.

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The video description notes the gameplay is being presented by the Lead Game Designer.

That looks like it runs very nicely too, very smooth action. Not totally unexpected though, since Devil May Cry 5 has worked well with Steam Play Proton for quite a while now. Since the Steam Deck resolution is only 1280 x 800px, most games should hopefully scale down quite well for it.

In case you missed it: Proton 6.3-8 was recently released. With more games working, DLSS for DirectX 11 and 12, CEG DRM support and more.

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benjamimgois 26 Nov, 2021
I think that's big ! Until now, we only saw indies and small games making steam deck videos on twitter. A official video from a AAA studio may get the attencion of others.
mirv 26 Nov, 2021
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It's amazing how when a company senses a marketing opportunity like this suddenly the impossible can happen.

Releasing on GNU/Linux can't be done!
Oh, Stadia appears? Sure, not a problem.
Steam Deck appears? Sure, not a problem (especially when someone else does the work).

But, to be clear, I see this as the same case with Stadia. Capcom might well support (or not) the Deck officially (and if they're putting it on their official youtube channel, they support it now!) but it's only the Deck they support. It's not GNU/Linux desktop, and they aren't going to magically make native games available.

And I know that, for now, if it works on the Deck then it's likely to work elsewhere (so long as Steam is there). With Stadia though there was a community expecting more to come of it, and there wasn't. I think it's the same - the game is still a Windows title, Capcom isn't supporting GNU/Linux, they are only supporting their Windows game running on the Deck and nothing more.

Not trying to be a buzzkill; whether this is overall good or bad I won't comment on (I do have opinions there, but not writing them here at the moment). I'm just trying to get perspective on what the deal really is: to Capcom this isn't GNU/Linux, this is something closer to Just Another Console(tm).
rustybroomhandle 26 Nov, 2021
Quoting: benjamimgoisI think that's big ! Until now, we only saw indies and small games making steam deck videos on twitter. A official video from a AAA studio may get the attencion of others.

Well we've seen Witcher 3 posted by CDPR also. And from Valve, Control, Doom Eternal, Jedi Fallen Order.
CyborgZeta 26 Nov, 2021
My hope is that in addition to the Steam Deck being an overall success, that it is also a success in Japan; a country notorious for their preference for handheld consoles. If the Japanese like the Steam Deck, then Japanese developers should hopefully better optimize their games for running on Proton (or do native builds, either works for me).
KohlyKohl 26 Nov, 2021
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Quoting: mirvIt's amazing how when a company senses a marketing opportunity like this suddenly the impossible can happen.

Releasing on GNU/Linux can't be done!
Oh, Stadia appears? Sure, not a problem.
Steam Deck appears? Sure, not a problem (especially when someone else does the work).

But, to be clear, I see this as the same case with Stadia. Capcom might well support (or not) the Deck officially (and if they're putting it on their official youtube channel, they support it now!) but it's only the Deck they support. It's not GNU/Linux desktop, and they aren't going to magically make native games available.

And I know that, for now, if it works on the Deck then it's likely to work elsewhere (so long as Steam is there). With Stadia though there was a community expecting more to come of it, and there wasn't. I think it's the same - the game is still a Windows title, Capcom isn't supporting GNU/Linux, they are only supporting their Windows game running on the Deck and nothing more.

Not trying to be a buzzkill; whether this is overall good or bad I won't comment on (I do have opinions there, but not writing them here at the moment). I'm just trying to get perspective on what the deal really is: to Capcom this isn't GNU/Linux, this is something closer to Just Another Console(tm).

For native Linux to take off, the number of gamers on Linux needs to go up first.
Mohandevir 26 Nov, 2021
Quoting: rustybroomhandle
Quoting: benjamimgoisI think that's big ! Until now, we only saw indies and small games making steam deck videos on twitter. A official video from a AAA studio may get the attencion of others.

Well we've seen Witcher 3 posted by CDPR also. And from Valve, Control, Doom Eternal, Jedi Fallen Order.

Horizon Zero Dawn too.
Koopacabras 26 Nov, 2021
oh please make Back 4 blood work on Linux, that would be f... awesome.
headless_cyborg 26 Nov, 2021
Probably first time they can actually fullfill the promise because there's zero work needed to be done
mirv 26 Nov, 2021
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Quoting: KohlyKohl
Quoting: mirvIt's amazing how when a company senses a marketing opportunity like this suddenly the impossible can happen.

Releasing on GNU/Linux can't be done!
Oh, Stadia appears? Sure, not a problem.
Steam Deck appears? Sure, not a problem (especially when someone else does the work).

But, to be clear, I see this as the same case with Stadia. Capcom might well support (or not) the Deck officially (and if they're putting it on their official youtube channel, they support it now!) but it's only the Deck they support. It's not GNU/Linux desktop, and they aren't going to magically make native games available.

And I know that, for now, if it works on the Deck then it's likely to work elsewhere (so long as Steam is there). With Stadia though there was a community expecting more to come of it, and there wasn't. I think it's the same - the game is still a Windows title, Capcom isn't supporting GNU/Linux, they are only supporting their Windows game running on the Deck and nothing more.

Not trying to be a buzzkill; whether this is overall good or bad I won't comment on (I do have opinions there, but not writing them here at the moment). I'm just trying to get perspective on what the deal really is: to Capcom this isn't GNU/Linux, this is something closer to Just Another Console(tm).

For native Linux to take off, the number of gamers on Linux needs to go up first.

This is my point: at least to Capcom, and most companies, this isn't "Linux" (GNU/Linux or otherwise), this is Steam Deck and something entirely separate. There's no indication that users on the Deck will translate to more users on desktop, and thus more native titles. It could, but I personally highly doubt it will, and Steam isn't exactly pushing for it (they're pushing the Deck).
jens 26 Nov, 2021
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Quoting: mirv
Quoting: KohlyKohl
Quoting: mirvIt's amazing how when a company senses a marketing opportunity like this suddenly the impossible can happen.

Releasing on GNU/Linux can't be done!
Oh, Stadia appears? Sure, not a problem.
Steam Deck appears? Sure, not a problem (especially when someone else does the work).

But, to be clear, I see this as the same case with Stadia. Capcom might well support (or not) the Deck officially (and if they're putting it on their official youtube channel, they support it now!) but it's only the Deck they support. It's not GNU/Linux desktop, and they aren't going to magically make native games available.

And I know that, for now, if it works on the Deck then it's likely to work elsewhere (so long as Steam is there). With Stadia though there was a community expecting more to come of it, and there wasn't. I think it's the same - the game is still a Windows title, Capcom isn't supporting GNU/Linux, they are only supporting their Windows game running on the Deck and nothing more.

Not trying to be a buzzkill; whether this is overall good or bad I won't comment on (I do have opinions there, but not writing them here at the moment). I'm just trying to get perspective on what the deal really is: to Capcom this isn't GNU/Linux, this is something closer to Just Another Console(tm).

For native Linux to take off, the number of gamers on Linux needs to go up first.

This is my point: at least to Capcom, and most companies, this isn't "Linux" (GNU/Linux or otherwise), this is Steam Deck and something entirely separate. There's no indication that users on the Deck will translate to more users on desktop, and thus more native titles. It could, but I personally highly doubt it will, and Steam isn't exactly pushing for it (they're pushing the Deck).

Well, to be honest, pushing for the Steam Deck is more than enough and I’m pretty sure that Linux will greatly benefit from a successful Steam Deck considering Valves approach until now. What happens in the future remains to be seen, but the world changes slowly, so I wouldn’t push to fast.
Actually I think to get Linux more on the table, it needs to be hidden at first behind a name like the Steam Deck considering how a lot of not technical knowledgeable people (which I guess happen to sit on the boards of bigger publishers) think about Linux.


Last edited by jens on 26 November 2021 at 4:07 pm UTC
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