Denuvo has been removed from The Callisto Protocol, and gamers are reporting performance gains

Denuvo has been removed from The Callisto Protocol

This week, Krafton has removed Denuvo from the PC version of The Callisto Protocol. This changes comes thanks to an unannounced update for the game. Strangely, Krafton has not released any update notes for their new game patch. Officially, the game’s last update was on December 21st 2023.

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.

In recent months, Denuvo has also been removed from DOOM: Eternal on PC. Earlier this year Denuvo was also removed from Resident Evil: Village last year.

Denuvo removal delivers performance gains in The Callisto Protocol?

A users of the OC3D Forums (thanks Dicehunter) has reported that framerates are notably more stable in The Callisto Protocol following the game’s DRM-removing patch. Other gamers have echoed these claims online, though we cannot confirm these claims due to our lack of pre-update performance data for this title.

DSO Gaming has reported that The Callisto Protocol’s latest update have increased their minimum framerates by 22%. This is more than enough to make any game appear smoother on PC. With this in mind, we believe the claims that Denuvo’s removal has resulted in The Callisto Protocol running smoother on PC.

You can join the discussion on Denuvo’s removal from The Callisto Protocol on the OC3D Forums.

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