Resident Evil 7 launched with the controversial piracy safety of Denuvo. Now, the DRM layer has been eliminated. The change quietly hit the Steam launch final night time, and is a part of a rising development for studios to take away Denuvo within the months and years after launch. Capcom hasn’t offered a cause for the change, but when the DRM was holding you again from the sequence’ smooth reboot, now you’ve bought no cause to remain away.
This comes simply over two years after RE7 initially launched. Its DRM safety was cracked in file time, only a week after launch, which led to some predicting a swift finish for Denuvo’s anti-piracy efforts. Of course, that didn’t occur, and newer Denuvo releases have taken wherever from days to months for scene teams to crack.
Denuvo workarounds are nonetheless a matter of ‘when,’ not ‘if,’ although the safety layer is constant to do its job when it comes to stopping piracy throughout largest gross sales interval instantly after launch. Capcom has equally eliminated Denuvo from different Steam releases at varied time frames – Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite ditched the DRM a 12 months after launch, and Mega Man 11 solely hosted the safety for one month.
We’ve reached out to Capcom for additional data on the explanations and timing for the removing, however we didn’t obtain a right away response. SteamDB confirms that the anti-tamper safety was lately pulled, as famous by DSOGaming.
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Whether this factors to any future technique of decreased Denuvo use stays to be seen, and the current launch of Resident Evil 2 nonetheless makes use of the DRM. Other Japanese publishers have been making inconsistent use of Denuvo. Sega, for instance, has pulled the DRM forward of the Yakuza Kiwami PC release date, however the firm can be publishing the Denuvo-protected Total War: Three Kingdoms in just a few months.
Judging by early indicators of Resident Evil 2 sales, Denuvo’s presence has performed little to dissuade gamers from hopping in. It’s Capcom’s second-biggest launch on PC, and it hosts an ‘overwhelmingly positive’ score from the group on Steam.