Bethesda has just sent us a review code for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and we can confirm that the game does not use Denuvo. This is undoubtedly great news for all Wolfenstein fans we are boycotting games using that controversial DRM.
Bethesda appears to have stopped using Denuvo in its latest titles. The Evil Within 2 released without it, and now Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus does not use it too. Moreover, Bethesda has, once again, been sending review codes prior to a game’s release. For example, our review code for The Evil Within 2 arrived almost a week prior to its release.
From the looks of it, Bethesda is trying really hard to please its users. No Denuvo, no loot boxes, no micro-transactions, review copies prior to a game’s release… yeah, Bethesda is in the right direction. It will be interesting to see whether the company’s commitment to single-player only games that are “friendly” to gamers will backfire. PREY and Dishonored 2 did not sell well, and things are not looking that great for The Evil Within 2.
Truth be told, though, both Dishonored 2 and The Evil Within 2 had optimization issues on the PC. And while Dishonored 2 has not received any major performance patch, it does run better than its launch version. On the other hand, there is no performance patch yet for The Evil Within 2.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will be using the id Tech 6 Engine, so we are pretty sure that it will run better. The game will also support the Vulkan API.
But anyway, the game releases tomorrow and will be a single-player only title. As such, there won’t be, and you should not expect, any multiplayer mode.