Nioh: Complete Edition will not be using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech

A lot of PC gamers were excited when KOEI Tecmo announced that Nioh would be coming to the PC. Nioh: Complete Edition releases on November 7th, and it won’t be using the controversial Denuvo anti-tamper tech.

In an interview with WCCFTech, Team Ninja’s Game Director Fumihiko Yasuda confirmed that the game won’t be using it. In today’s day and age that almost all the latest triple-A games, it’s really refreshing knowing that Nioh won’t be using it. Do note that this is a highly anticipated PC release, so we believe that KOEI Tecmo did the right thing here.

Fumihiko Yasuda also confirmed that the game won’t lock graphics settings. A lot of users believed that the team would be offering two locked graphics settings: Action and Movie. However, it appears that these are just two of the available presets. As such, PC gamers will be able to independently adjust the graphics settings.

We don’t know whether the recent Denuvo fails were crucial to KOEI Tecmo’s decision. A lot of companies used Denuvo in order to keep their games safe – from pirates – for at least a respectable number of days. However, cracking groups are now able to crack/hack Denuvo in a matter of hours. Therefore, and at this point, there is no reason at all for publishers to use Denuvo in their games.

But anyway, what’s important here is that Nioh: Complete Edition won’t be using Denuvo at all. Here is hoping that Team Ninja will be able to offer a decent PC version. We also hope that the game will properly support mouse+keyboard. Yes, Nioh is a console game but since it is coming to the PC, we want proper controls like those of all other third-person games.

Stay tuned for more!

John Papadopoulos

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