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Devil May Cry 5's live action cutscenes finally prove that games are art

Tom Senior
 

The deluxe version of Devil May Cry 5 comes with alternative "pre-viz" live action cutscenes that the development team used to provide a dynamic storyboard for the game's melodramatic action scenes. They are kinda amazing.

We've seen storyboards and basic animation used to pace out scenes as part of production processes, but these videos have polystyrene props and the actors are clearly having the time of their lives. I don't want to spoil them too much (plus I'm sure someone will upload all of the videos to Youtube at some point), but until then I've picked out a few choice non-spoilery moments from early missions.

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