The warfare between pirates and DRM makers continues to escalate, and the newest casualty is Denuvo 5.2. That’s the latest iteration of the widely-maligned safety software program, which debuted only one week in the past. It took a scene group solely 4 days to get across the revision, which is a marked distinction towards many widespread titles prior to now few months.
The Quiet Man from Square Enix and Football Manager 2019 from Sega had been the primary two titles to utilize Denuvo 5.2. The latter launched on November 1, and was cracked on November 5 by a gaggle known as FCKDRM. (No relation to the CD Projekt initiative of the identical title.) As for The Quiet Man, nicely… no one needs to play The Quiet Man, even totally free.
These cracks had been famous by DSOGaming, and are notable within the wake of different crack developments prior to now few months. When Denuvo took legal action against Voksi, one of the crucial prolific crackers within the scene, the speed of cracks slowed down dramatically. Denuvo 4.9 was the model used on the time, and cracks got here at wildly inconsistent instances. Shining Resonance Refrain, a comparatively obscure title, was cracked after only a day, Jurassic World Evolution took over three months, and games like Monster Hunter World stay protected even now.
But it appears to be like like different teams have picked up the torch. This doesn’t spell the top for Denuvo, because the promise we heard from a pirate group final 12 months that “Denuvo-protected games will proceed to get cracked sooner and sooner” has confirmed largely unfaithful. At instances, like proper now, cracks have come rapidly, however in lots of different latest instances they’ve been delayed by months at a time. The battle is more likely to proceed swinging wildly forwards and backwards for the foreseeable future.