It appears that Denuvo is doing an extremely good job at combating video-games piracy. While its early versions were cracked by various pirate scene groups, its latest version – that has been used in Just Cause 3 – is driving all groups crazy. Despite the huge amount for a pirated version, the game has not been cracked yet, and 3DM is at the verge of simply abandoning its attempts at cracking it.
As 3DM’s forum founder ‘Bird Sister’ claimed, Just Cause 3 has driven its cracking guy crazy.
“Recently, many people have asked about cracks for ‘Just Cause 3?, so here is a centralized answer to this question. The last stage is too difficult and Jun [cracking guy] nearly gave up, but last Wednesday I encouraged him to continue.”
Bird Sister then claimed that pirated games may no longer exist in two years if more developers/publishers start using such anti-tamper technologies as Denuvo.
“I still believe that this game can be compromised. But according to current trends in the development of encryption technology, in two years time I’m afraid there will be no free games to play in the world.”
All in all, Denuvo seems to be doing an amazing job for developers/publishers. And no; Denuvo does not cause slowdowns. Batman: Arkham Knight was a mess and players should blame the team responsible for the PC version and not Denuvo. After all, both Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Mad Max run ridiculously amazing and they are protected by Denuvo.