Square Enix has removed the Denuvo anti-tamper tech from Octopath Traveler

Octopath Traveler came out almost five months ago on the PC. However, and while most PC gamers were really pleased with this release, some were disappointed to find out that the game was using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. Thankfully, Square Enix has decided to remove it from the game.

Earlier today, the publisher released a new version that completely removes this anti-tamper tech from the game. Unfortunately, we don’t have any additional information about Octopath Traveler’s latest patch. Still, we are certain that some gamers will be glad to know that it no longer features Denuvo.

Funny thing is that Square Enix has not updated yet the game’s Steam store page. As such, its Steam page still claims that it uses Denuvo (however we can confirm that it no longer does).

Similarly to pretty much all other Denuvo-free games, Octopath Traveler now launches quicker than before. However, the in-game performance is similar to the Denuvo version. Or at least we could not find any performance differences in our initial tests.

Here is hoping that more developers and publishers will follow Square Enix’s example and remove Denuvo from their cracked games. You hear that Gearbox?

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