Resident Evil Village Is Now Free of Denuvo DRM

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Resident Evil Village Is Now Free of Denuvo DRM

Resident Evil Village Is Now Free of Denuvo DRM

The notorious anti-piracy solution is now removed from the game nearly 2 years after launch.

Resident Evil Village Is Now Free of Denuvo DRM

The SteamDB listing of Resident Evil Village has logged the removal of Denuvo DRM, the anti-piracy software that often comes attached with major AAA titles, only to quickly gain notoriety due to it causing performance issues such as persistent framerate stuttering.

It is common practice among leading publishers to include Denuvo in their games to combat against piracy, however many cracking groups more often than not will manage to remove the Denuvo guts out of said titles – sometimes within mere hours after the game’s launch. Despite that, companies still see the DRM solution as a way to prevent profits from bleeding off by the circulation of ‘cracked’ copies, by simply delaying cracking group’s efforts as the sales are usually at its peak during the first few days of launch.

In recent years, players soon has realized that such solution is often detrimental to gamers who paid for the true copy of the game. Many attribute this as a ‘punishment’ to paying players, hence some games, such as CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3, do away with DRM entirely.

Resident Evil Village was released back in May 7, 2021 as the 8th title in the Capcom’s renowned series – and has since received content updates including support for PlayStation’s PSVR2.

Source: Wccftech

Pokdepinion: Good to see DRM removed post-launch to incentivize players buying the true copy.

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