Final Fantasy XV has been cracked four days prior to its official release

Man, what a trainwreck. Yesterday, we informed about the inclusion of the Denuvo anti-tamper tech in Final Fantasy XV. However, it appears that the game has already been cracked, four whole days prior to its official release.

Chinese group 3DM has used Final Fantasy XV’s demo executable file, a file that does not contain the Denuvo anti-tamper tech, in order to crack the game. This, however, would not be possible if it wasn’t for Origin. Unlike Steam, Origin made available for pre-load an unencrypted version of the whole game. 3DM got that unencrypted version and cracked the game via the demo file.

According to early reports, the first three Chapters work fine (and some players have been able to reach even the ninth Chapter without any issues). The size is also around 150GB with the HD 4K Resolution Textures, suggesting that this is the real deal. So yeah, this is undoubtedly bad news for Square Enix.

On the other hand, the good news is that – solely for performance purposes – we will be able to test and see whether the Denuvo-free version of Final Fantasy XV runs better than the launch version. In short, we’ll finally have an open-world game, a game that does indeed stress modern-day CPUs, and see whether Denuvo brings any additional performance hit.

As always, we won’t allow links or torrents to this version of Final Fantasy XV, and those that will share such links will be banned.

Final Fantasy XV releases on the PC on March 6th!