Borderlands Three will launch with Denuvo Anti-Tamper, the third-party DRM tech that has discovered rising reputation amongst massive releases.
The upcoming Epic Games title is one in all dozens of games being launched this yr with the controversial anti-piracy assist.
The announcement, which was spotted by eagle-eyed Reddit users, was made in an replace to the game’s official Epic Games Store web page.
Denuvo safety goals to stop the unauthorised distribution of games, and has been utilized in South Park: The Fractured however Whole, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Total War: Warhammer 2 and FIFA 18, amongst others. But it’s not foolproof. Each of these games was cracked inside hours of their respective launches. Likewise, Devil May Cry 5, Metro Exodus, Resident Evil 2, Far Cry New Dawn, Football Manager 2019 and Soul Calibur 6, have been every cracked inside the first week of their launch this yr.
In 2018, DRM developer Denuvo Software Solutions filed a lawsuit against a Bulgarian hacker, who had cracked numerous Denuvo-protected games. The hacker, recognized by his on-line alias Voksi, was later arrested.
Denuvo has developed one thing of an notorious popularity amongst avid gamers through the years. This methodology of DRM requires that customers have an web connection, for one. But extra considerably it appears to have an effect on game efficiency. In 2017, Voksi mentioned that the anti-piracy measures taken for the PC launch of Assassin’s Creed: Origins have been hogging CPU resources. Origins used two layers of DRM: Denuvo, in addition to extra DRM referred to as VMProtect. While this made Denuvo extraordinarily laborious to bypass, it got here at a price of roughly 30-40% of CPU energy. Ubisoft denied that the DRM tech was accountable for prime CPU utilization.
Borderlands Three launches September 13 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.