UPDATE: It will be using it. Read more here
Square Enix is a company that has used the Denuvo anti-tamper tech in some of its titles. Two of them are Star Ocean The Last Hope and Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age. However, the publisher has just updated Final Fantasy XV’s store page with its EULA and we can safely say now that the game will not be using the controversial anti-tamper tech.
Let’s start with the obvious. Both Star Ocean The Last Hope and Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age listed the Denuvo anti-tamper tech on both their Steam store pages and their EULAs prior to their official release. However, this wouldn’t be enough if it wasn’t for another Square Enix game that recently came out and does not feature the Denuvo anti-tamper tech.
This game is no other than Secret of Mana. Secret of Mana released last week and is not powered by Denuvo. Furthermore, and similarly to Final Fantasy XV, it had not listed the Denuvo anti-tamper tech on both its EULA and its Steam store page. Not only that, but Secret of Mana is the latest release from Square Enix, meaning that the publisher may have dropped support for it (or it may be using it only in specific titles).
Bottom line is that Final Fantasy XV will not be using Denuvo, something that will definitely please a lot of fans. We don’t expect Square Enix to sneakily add it, however, we’ll be sure to inform you in case something like that happens.