Game Piracy group suspends operations to measure impact on game sales

Game Piracy group suspends operations to measure impact on game sales

Game Piracy group suspends operations to measure impact on game sales

 

The game piracy group 3DM has suspended their operations and will no longer be cracking single player games in 2016. The group claims that they are doing this to assess the impact on genuine game sales, though it is likely the group are still having issues cracking modern DRM technologies.  

 

     We just had an internal meeting. Starting at the Chinese New Year, 3DM will not crack any single-player games

  

The leader of this game cracking group, who is known as “Bird Sister”, has already claimed that is anti-tampering/DRM technologies continue to become more complex cracking them may become impossible within 2 years, with recent games like Just Cause 3 still being uncracked by the group.  

Below is a quote from last month regarding the difficulty the group faced attempting to crack Just Cause 3, a game that is still secure from and unpirated due to the game’s Denuvo anti-tampering tech. 

 

          I still believe that this game can be compromised. But according to current trends in the development of encryption technology, in two years time I’m afraid there will be no free games to          play in the world.

 

Game Piracy group suspends operations to measure impact on game sales

 

  

We at OC3D do not condone the piracy of games and believe that as long as piracy protection software does not harm the performance or the ability for legitimate users to play their games that DRM is a good thing.

Though let’s hope that developers do not get overly aggressive with DRM in the near future, as past cases like Assassins Creed 2 and countless other PC games have shown us that punishing legitimate users in order to disable piracy is a great way to lose sales.

 

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