Heavy Rain PC demo pulled from Epic Games Store, uses the Denuvo anti-tamper tech [UPDATE]

As promised, Quantic Dream released yesterday the PC demo for Heavy Rain on the Epic Games Store. However, those that were able to download it were unable to launch it due to the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. As such, Quantic Dream decided to pull the game from Epic’s store and promised to update everyone tomorrow.

Quantic Dream has claimed that it has identified the issue that prevented players from launching the PC demo, and is working hard on a fix.

Still, what’s really important here is that the demo – and most likely the full version – is using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech and we are pretty sure that a number of gamers will be disappointed by this. Not only that, but our guess is that the other two Quantic Dream games, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human, will be also using it.

Quantic Dream has not announced any plans to drop Denuvo (like Bethesda did a couple of days after the release of Rage 2) so it will be interesting to see whether the inclusion of this controversial anti-tamper tech (as well as the fact that it’s releasing exclusively on the Epic Games Store) will have a huge negative impact on the games’ sales.


The demo is now available and you can get it from here.

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