SEGA may have removed the Denuvo anti-tamper tech from Shenmue 1 & 2 Collection

The Shenmue 1 & 2 collection releases on the PC in a few days and it appears that SEGA has removed the Denuvo anti-tamper tech from it. SEGA has been using Denuvo in pretty much all of its latest titles and this collection may be the first new release without this controversial anti-tamper tech.

What’s also interesting is that the Steam store page of Shenmue 1&2 does not mention Denuvo at all. On the other hand, other SEGA releases – like Yakuza 0 for example – have clearly listed Denuvo.

We don’t know whether this is a mistake or not so take this with a grain of salt. SEGA may implement the latest version of the Denuvo anti-tamper tech in Shenmue 1&2 at its time of release like Square Enix did with Final Fantasy XV.

Still, we really hope that SEGA will stop using Denuvo in its games and will remove it from older titles as more and more gamers will purchase games that do not feature Denuvo (believe it or not, there are lots of gamers that boycott games using Denuvo)!

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