A few days ago, a cracker had mentioned that the excessive use of CPU in Assassin’s Creed Origins is due to Denuvo’s anti-tampering technology and its VMProtect extension. He had commented that the presence of VMProtect supposes between 30 and 40% of additional usage on CPU, but according to a representative of Ubisoft, this is not the case – so they might be trying to say that the game is not well optimized.
“We’re confirming that the anti-tamper solutions implemented in the Windows PC version of Assassin’s Creed Origins have no perceptible effect on game performance.
Assassin’s Creed Origins uses the full extent of the minimum and recommended PC system requirements, while ensuring a steady 30 FPS performance.”
The latter seems a joke in bad taste. It’s really funny that Ubisoft considers as a positive thing that a game runs at 30 FPS on PC. On the other hand, it is not mentioned how this test was carried out, but we must assume that they have tried the game with and without Denuvo – or they are simply lying.
There is no doubt that Assassin’s Creed Origins is a really beautiful game in terms of its graphics. However, the optimization even with a Core i7 6700k Overclocked at 4.6GHz and a GTX 1080 Ti, leaves much to be desired (average 40fps on 4k).