A couple of days ago, we informed you about a Assassin’s Creed Origins rumour, suggesting that its protection system was causing performance issues. As we reported, Ubisoft has used VMProtect over Denuvo, resulting in a lot of additional calls. However, Ubisoft claims that the game’s protection system does not have any perceptible effect on its performance.
As Ubisoft told Gearnuke:
“We’re confirming that the anti-tamper solutions implemented in the Windows PC version of Assassin’s Creed Origins have no perceptible effect on game performance.”
So there you have it. This is an official statement from Ubisoft. As such, we don’t expect the French team to remove Denuvo from Assassin’s Creed Origins any time soon.
For what it’s worth, and thanks to the addition of the VMProtect over Denuvo, Assassin’s Creed Origins has not been cracked yet. If Ubisoft manages to protect its first week sales, then this combo will have served its purpose.
It’s still a mystery whether the game’s high CPU requirements are due to Denuvo or not. Still, it’s worth reminding that Watch_Dogs 2, another open-world game from Ubisoft, had also really high CPU requirements.