Right now, Capcom is probably reevaluating the whole situation. The game did receive positive reviews, but a lot of people didn't like the game, for any number of reasons. I wouldn't be surprised if they opted to make DmC2, but have it straddle between old and new styles, and have a story connected with DmC. Dante would almost certainly get his red coat and white hair back, and they'd probably tweak the combat to feel more like DMC3. Honestly, I don't think they need to make DMC5 to appease anyone. They just need to make DmC2 feel more like the older games, in terms of gameplay and personality.
If they make another entry, I am pretty sure it will be DmC2 and not DMC5. Capcom is stubborn, even in the face of overwhelming disapproval. After Lost Planet 2 failed to meet their sales expectations, they said the series was on hold. E.X. Troopers arrived last year (in Asia), and Lost Planet 3 is coming this year (everywhere). The only fans they seem content on abandoning are Onimusha and Mega Man supporters.
Ultimately, I feel that "no new game" is more likely than DMC5. If they really cared about public opinion, they'd have had Ninja Theory leave Dante's appearance looking like the old one. I would feel content if the next one was half-way between DMC3 and DmC. All I ask for is a "lawful evil" Vergil and an antagonist who isn't some dork in a suit.
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The only thing Capcom can do to appease the fans is give DMC5 to Platinum who unlike ninja theory have proven they can make a good game hell MGR was apparently a mess before Platinum got their hands on it and look how well that game turned out.