Square Enix has removed Denuvo from Star Ocean The Second Story R

Square Enix has just removed Denuvo from the remake of Star Ocean The Second Story, Star Ocean The Second Story R. Star Ocean The Second Story R came out on PC in November 2023, meaning that it took around five/six months in order to remove it.

The removal of Denuvo shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, Square Enix has done this for a lot of its games. The Japanese team has removed it from games like The Diofield ChronicleVALKYRIE ELYSIUMTRIANGLE STRATEGY, LIVE A LIVE and Forspoken. Moreover, both Octopath Traveler and its sequel no longer use it.

It’s also worth noting that other companies have also removed Denuvo from their games. In March 2023, KRAFTON removed Denuvo from The Callisto ProtocolNEOWIZ has also removed it from its Souls-like game, Lies of P. And, earlier this year, EA removed the controversial anti-tamper tech from One Way Out.

And that’s not all. Bethesda’s Wolfenstein Youngblood, Ghostwire: Tokyo and Doom Eternal no longer have it. Warner Bros has also removed it from Mortal Kombat 11. Then we have Bandai Namco who has removed it from Tekken 7 and NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER.

Capcom is also another publisher that has removed Denuvo from its older titles. For instance,  Resident Evil 2 RemakeResident Evil 3 RemakeDevil May Cry 5 and Monster Hunter World no longer have it.

So, great news I guess for those who wanted to play this science fantasy RPG. Currently, the game has Overwhelmingly Positive Reviews on Steam. So, hopefully, it has sold well.

Speaking of SE, the team will, most likely, release later this year Final Fantasy XVI on PC. And, you can bet your ass it will be using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. In fact, FF XV still uses it. Final Fantasy XV came out in March 2018, and it will not receive any new DLCs. So, I don’t know why Square Enix has kept Denuvo in it.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more!