Things are not looking good for the Denuvo anti-tamper technology. It appears that all the effort to stabilize the digital rights management solution are not enough to keep it up the mark as the latest version of the Denuvo DRM has been cracked by popular hacking group ‘CPY’.
Since last year, many famous Denuvo protected titles, including Just Cause 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider, DOOM 3 and others were cracked and bypassed by the hacking groups after which the DRM solutions had to take some appropriate steps against its vulnerability.
Earlier this year, another Denuvo protected game Resident Evil 7 was cracked within its first week of launch by this very hacking group and the company issued a formal statement that it will be revising its protection tools through upgradation for a better solution against the piracy issues. And the latest version was released a couple of months ago, which supported new titles such as NieR Automata, Dead Rising 4 and the Mass Effect Andromeda as well.
According to the reports, the group has managed to crack 2Dark, the next installment after Alone In The Dark which was protected by the latest version of Denuvo. It indicates the possibility of recently released games being cracked as well, which is not a positive sign for the game developers.
Now we will get to know whether the game developers and publishers will show their support for the DRM solutions and they will head for something new. Developers of DOOM, Inside, Homefront: The Revolution and The Climb removed the anti-tamper technology from its game some time after the game was cracked. Let’s see how the other developers react to the situation.