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.

See also: Mass Effect Andromeda Latest Version is Protected with Denuvo

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.

  • Demoncat

    And here brings the death of PC games again. Why bother developing a game for PC when you can’t stop pirates.

    Sony and Microsoft gives you money for developing your game on their consoles and guarantee that they can’t be pirated.

    Publishers are idiots for expecting their intellectual property to be protected when releasing on PC. Even always online DRM cannot stop piracy.

    As such the most logical solution is to simply not release games on PC.

    • Freak_ Aniket_

      First of all, this isn’t true that console games can’t be pirated. PC gaming community is huge compared to the Console gamers. Piracy at consoles doesn’t affect too much to Developers. Hence that doesn’t have very crucial effect on overall sales.

      Why Developers try to release PC port of their games when their is piracy? The answer is simple, due to large player base at PC section. Developers made high profit from PC port of their games. Hence they try to release their maximum number of titles for PC. (especially Windows OS).

      Windows for the same reason (to prevent piracy) launch play anywhere scheme by which users can play XBOX games on Windows PC. By using UDP protection these games can’t be cracked on Windows (example are Forza horizon 3, Recore). But Developers doesn’t find that appealing because of restricted income source.

      So, Developers can’t (and shouldn’t) stop porting games to PC, else they always try something like denuvo to protect their games for atleast first 4 weeks.

      PS: Some titles from some Developers are exclusive to each platform, and they can’t be related to this. Yes I agree that due to piracy many Developers think twice before releasing their games on PC and that’s the reason why many great games never come to PC (like horizon zero dawn).