Major releases are relying more and more on DRM to try and discourage piracy and copyright infringement of their games. And the trend doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon.
We already covered how the controversial DRM would be used in Dragon Ball FighterZ, but Ubisoft have jumped onto the bandwagon today. Far Cry 5 will use the latest Denuvo DRM as of release according to a section of the EULA.
the EULA that’s appeared on Steam confirms the presence of Denuvo which at least warns players of its presence ahead of launch. The note in the EULA also mentions that DRM could limit the number of installations.
“THE PRODUCT IS PROTECTED BY DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE (“DRM SOFTWARE”) AND DENUVO ANTI-TAMPER PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY (“ANTI-TAMPER TECHNOLOGY”). YOU HEREBY AGREE, ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONSENT TO THE FOLLOWING REGARDING THE DRM SOFTWARE: (I) THE INSTALLATION OF THE PRODUCT WILL CAUSE THE DRM SOFTWARE TO BE INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER; (II) THE DRM SOFTWARE MAY LIMIT THE NUMBER OF INSTALLATIONS OF THE PRODUCT.”
Far Cry 5 just released its system requirements earlier today, and now gamers are left wondering what impact the scheme for copy protection will have on performance of the title overall. A lot of people dislike Denuvo because it’s been linked with degraded performance.
With so many titles being protected by Denuvo, it was inevitable that the protection would be cracked at some point. It looks like the most recent public version of Denovo’s tech, version 4.8, has been cracked. There are currently two games which allegedly use this technology that have apparently been cracked. Sonic Forces and Transroad: USA both have been cracked according to CrackWatch.