Yakuza Kiwami may not be using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech

Yesterday, we informed you about the PC release of Yakuza Kiwami and today we are happy to report that this new Yakuza game will not be using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. This information comes straight from Steam’s database so it is really trustworthy.

Now while Steam’s database specifically states that the developers have removed the Denuvo anti-tamper tech (and contrary to Yakuza 0’s Steam store page, Yakuza Kiwami’s page does not list the Denuvo anti-tamper tech), SEGA may re-implement at launch (because reasons). If something like that actually happens, SEGA will be the one to be blamed here for intentionally removing and then re-adding Denuvo.

We got in touch with SEGA and asked for clarification on whether Yakuza Kiwami will drop the Denuvo anti-tamper tech, as well as whether there are any plans to remove Denuvo from Yakuza 0, so we’ll be sure to update this article once – and if – the publisher responds.

Yakuza Kiwami releases on February 19th and promises to be the ultimate and most “extreme” version of the original vision of the Yakuza series, featuring enhanced gameplay, an expanded cinematic story, the return of the battle styles from Yakuza 0, more nightlife spots, and re-recorded audio by the series cast. The PC version will support 4K resolutions, uncapped framerates, customisable controls and ultra-widescreen support.

John Papadopoulos

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