According to Crackwatch, recent versions of Denuvo in various games remain uncracked. It’s often been said that Denuvo was crack-proof, one piracy group even said it would be the end of piracy as we know it. Well, as John Hammond said in Jurassic Park, “Life finds a way.” Crackers found a way around Denuvo, although newer version do tend to slow down the cracking process. By comparison, Steam’s default DRM is so famously weak that pirates will often joke about it.
Denuvo seems to have only gotten better at delaying pirates since the company was bought out in early 2018.
But as a trade-off, Denuvo has often been cited as the root cause of performance issues in games where it was implemented on multiple occasions. This claim has not been verified or acknowledged outside a singular instance by Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada in reference to a stuttering issue in Tekken 7.
Some gamers are also concerned that the Monster Hunter World PC release may already be poorly optimized, based on speculation about the required system specs being seemingly higher than they should be. Assuming that’s true, Denuvo could make the situation worse, we’ll just have to wait and see won’t we.