Now here is a pleasant surprise. Electronic Arts and Respawn have just removed the Denuvo anti-tamper tech from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a great third-person action-adventure game. The game came out in 2019, meaning that it took EA and Respawn two years in order to remove Denuvo.
As with all the other games we’ve covered, we can assume that the removal of Denuvo is due to the compatibility issues that this anti-tamper tech currently has with Intel’s latest Alder Lake CPUs.
Still, it’s great witnessing more and more publishers removing Denuvo from their older games. Yesterday, Warner Bros removed Denuvo from Injustice 2.
Last month, Bandai Namco removed Denuvo from Tekken 7 and Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. Similarly, Square Enix and Crytek removed Denuvo from NieR Replicant Remaster and Crysis Remastered, respectively. Additionally, 2K Games has removed Denuvo from Mafia Definitive Edition.
As we’ve reported, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order suffered from some stuttering issues when loading new areas. Thus, it will be interesting to see whether these stutters have been reduced now that Denuvo is no longer present!
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