Devil May Cry 4 goes multiplatform

The former PlayStation 3 exclusive will now also be appearing on the Xbox 360 and PC.

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It's official: Devil May Cry 4 is no longer a PlayStation 3 exclusive. The latest installment in Dante's adventures has joined the list of games that will no longer be limited to Sony's new console, which launches in the UK on Friday. Like Devil May Cry 3, the Capcom game will be released on the PC as well. It will also ship for the Xbox 360 at the same time as the PS3 version, marking the first time a DMC game has been released on a Microsoft console.

The news is in line with a growing trend--many companies are choosing to go multiplatform rather than limit profits with a single-format game. Previous titles that were once platform-exclusive include Virtua Fighter 5, Assassin's Creed, Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War, Fatal Inertia (all previously on the PS3 only), and Saints Row (previously billed as an Xbox 360 exclusive).

Capcom said in a statement that Devil May Cry 4 "will take advantage of each platform's hardware strengths." The company added that the move was made "to help enhance profits." No specific release date was given for any version of the game, which is still unrated.

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