Bethesda removes Denuvo from Ghostwire: Tokyo

Denuvo’s controversial anti-tamper technology has been removed from Ghostwire Tokyo

A new PC update for Ghostwire Tokyo has been released that has removed Denuvo from the game. This change comes as part of an unannounced update, with Bethesda releasing no patch notes for the update. This update has notably decreased the size of Ghostwire Tokyo’s executables on PC, which happens most times Denuvo is removed from games.

Why do PC gamers hate Denuvo?

Denuvo is a controversial anti-tamper technology that is designed to prevent the piracy of PC games. While preventing piracy is a positive thing for developers, Denuvo’s technology has been found to negatively affect the performance of games. Additionally, it also interferes with the modding of many games, another factor that makes the technology unpopular. Most conversations about Denuvo online involve PC gamers expressing their dislike of the anti-tamper technology. With this in mind, we can see why removing Denuvo’s tech from games is seen as a popular move.

Last month, Denuvo was removed from The Callisto Protocol. Earlier this year Denuvo was also removed from Resident Evil: Village last year.

Has Denuvo’s removal boosted the PC performance of Ghostwire Tokyo?

So far there have been no reports of notable performance gains as a result of the game’s Denuvo removing update. Sadly, we have not pre-patch performance data for this game, which makes us unable to do comparative testing.

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