‘Resident Evil 3’ has now removed its Denuvo anti-tamper software. It’s now in a long list of companies that dropped the service, which is suitable for players.
Denuvo anti-tamper software has a level of derision from the gaming community. Their always-on checks can be frustrating and even became the source of issues for many. Now, Resident Evil 3 unofficially removed the software for some unknown reason.
‘RE3’s’ DRM removal is unofficial
The removal of Denuvo DRM did not come by an official announcement from Capcom. The information came from a SteamDB changelog, which notes the change. A blurb states, “Removed 3rd-Party DRM – Denuvo Anti-tamper, 5 different PC within a day machine activation limit.”
There’s no exact reason what kinds of issues Capcom saw to push for removal. Denuvo is infamous in gaming circles for its ability to cut back on some games’ performance.
One of GOG’s primary schtick is distributing DRM-free software. Many of the reasons for this is due to DRM software like Denuvo giving performance penalties. It’s not unusual for games to get as much as 50 to 60% additional performance without it.
The timing of the game’s drop-in it’s anti-tamper software is shorter compared to its predecessors. RE3 dropped it in less than a year, which is far faster than Resident Evil 2. RE2 dropped their DRM shortly after Resident Evil 7 cut its anti-tamper out.
The list of games without Denuvo is growing
Survival horror games are a part of the growing list of games removing their Denuvo anti-tamper software. The list is notable, as many of these titles are AAA games.
Even then, the removal of Denuvo offers a ton of benefits to players. Its high CPU usage and excessive writing operation can help lighten the load on players. It can also help entice players to play more.
Denuvo only ever penalizes paying customers too. The idea of DRM software is to prevent pirates from cracking the game or, at least, from breaking it too quickly. Even then, there is massive evidence online that it doesn’t help.
Pirate groups have a history of cracking Denuvo even before the game’s launch. Games that had pre-launch access like Final Fantasy XV got its DRM cracked four days before launch. The internet also has many games with their DRM cracked at launch.
It’s understandable with some companies add the Denuvo anti-tamper software. Even then, the same companies remove it almost as fast as they add it.
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