Better late than never I guess. Back in August, Deep Silver released Agents of Mayhem; a new open-world game from the creators of the Saints Row series. As with pretty much all latest games, Agents of Mayhem was using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. However, Volition has released a new patch for it that completely removes it.
It’s worth noting that the game appeared to be CPU-bound in some scenarios. As such, we’ll be sure to test this latest Denuvo-free version with the exact same settings on the exact same locations. This may reveal whether Denuvo actually impacts game performance or not.
Deep Silver joins a number of publishers that are removing the Denuvo anti-tamper tech from their games once they are cracked. Bethesda, Microids and Square Enix did the same thing. Electronic Arts has also removed Denuvo from Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Furthermore, publishers like Bethesda are not supporting Denuvo in their latest games. Both Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and The Evil Within 2 did not use the Denuvo anti-tamper tech.
The only publisher that still supports heavily Denuvo is Ubisoft. In Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Ubisoft has added VMProtect on top of the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. And from the looks of it, the French company was able to protect its game from pirates. At the time of writing, there is no crack yet for this latest Assassin’s Creed game!
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