The popular and infamous DRM technology, Denuvo, will be utilized by Bandai Namco in Dragon Ball FighterZ. Denuvo has been used in other releases by the company such as Tekken 7, so it’s no surprise they’re using it now too.
Curious users found a section from the EULA that contained the following:
24. THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE.
a) Denuvo. This Game is protected by Denuvo Anti-Tamper technology (“Anti-Tamper Technology”). By installing this Game, you acknowledge and consent that certain files of the Anti-Tamper Technology may remain even after the Game is uninstalled from your computer. For more information, please visit Denuvo’s website.
b) EasyAntiCheat. BANDAI NAMCO is using EasyAntiCheat anti-cheat service (“EAC”), which is operated by a third-party service provider. EAC has a client software that is integrated into the Game. When you start the Game, the EAC client software will automatically load and install its latest version to the Hardware. EAC will monitor the Hardware, analyze the Game binaries and scan Hardware memory for the purpose of detecting and preventing cheating in the Game (“Purpose”). For the Purpose, EAC stores information regarding cheating methods used in the Game (“Cheat Data”). By agreeing to this Agreement, or otherwise using this Game, you give your consent that EAC may gather, store, share, and publish Cheat Data for the Purpose. The Cheat Data will be used solely for the Purpose, including but not limited to identifying and banning players who are cheating in the Game, analyzing cheating behavior and cheating codes, as well as sharing data about cheats with affiliates of EAC.
Previous versions of Denuvo DRM have been cracked in 24 hours or less, so it’s pretty much expected for this new version to follow the same fate. It’s also worth mentioning that a lot of users are concerned about what files are left behind by the software, as well as what impact it can have on performance. If these things concern you, wait until the game is out to see if using the DRM is worth the price of admission to you.
Dragon Ball FighterZ comes out on 25 January.