A few weeks ago, games like INSIDE and DOOM removed DRM Anti-Tamper Technology for their latest updates shortly after being cracked by a cracker group namely CONSPIRACY.
Doom Removed Denuvo DRM Anti-Tamper Technology Because They Achieved Sales Goal
Many believed that the game publishers had an agreement with Denuvo in case a game was cracked. Some, in fact thought that publishers or developers could ask for a refund if someone managed to crack their game, but this case has been denied by a representative of Denuvo.
Via email, Robert Hernandez told Kotaku that the reason is simple. “DOOM removed the protection in its latest patch as it had already achieved the purpose of avoiding piracy during the initial sales in May. The protection lasted almost four months, which is a great for a title as popular and well received as DOOM.”
“We don’t position Denuvo Anti Tamper as being uncrackable,” said Hernandez. “No anti piracy solution is. However, our goal is to keep each title safe from piracy during the crucial initial sales window when most of the sales are made.” Added Hernandez.
“We can’t comment on our deals with specific customers, but we do not have any deals in place that offer refunds if a game is cracked within a specific time frame,” Hernandez said. “However, each publisher is of course free to remove our anti tamper tech from their title once they feel the protection has achieved its purpose in protecting the initial sales window, or if they have other reasons for doing so, such as selling the title on DRM-free platforms.”
Many games with Denuvo have already been cracked. Among them we can find titles like Batman: Arkham Knight (with all its DLCs), Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
However, there are many others which are still in the green zone like Mad Max, Just Cause 3, Total War: Warhammer, Unravel, Homefront The Revolution, ABZU, Far Cry Primal, HITMAN, Planet Coaster , Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1 and Watch Dogs 2 and others.