Bethesda has announced that it has removed the Denuvo anti-tamper tech from the Steam version of Prey. As such, the Steam version is now on par with the GOG version of Prey that came out in May 2020.
Bethesda is one of the few publishers that has been constantly removing Denuvo from its older games. For instance, in 2019 the publisher removed Denuvo from RAGE 2. In 2018, Bethesda and Arkane Studios removed Denuvo from Dishonored 2. And, in 2016, the publisher removed Denuvo from the Doom 2016 game.
Now while Doom Eternal still uses the Denuvo anti-tamper tech, it does not feature the Denuvo anti-cheat system. Still, I’m certain that id Software and Bethesda will completely remove Denuvo in 2021.
As always, Steam will download this latest update the next time you launch its client. Bethesda has not provided any changelog for this update, so it most likely does not come with any additional tweaks, changes or improvements.