Denuvo responds to Resident Evil 7’s ultra fast PC crack

Denuvo responds to Resident Evil 7's ultra fast PC crack

Denuvo responds to Resident Evil 7’s ultra fast PC crack

Resident Evil 7’s Denuvo DRM was broken less than five days after the game launched, a new record when it comes to cracking Denuvo’s Anti-tampering solution. 
Denuvo Anti-tamper technology has become a household name amongst PC gamers, though the brand has had a lot of negative press over the years. Most of this is unjustified, especially performance concerns, which have been stated by several high-profile developers to have almost no effect on game performance. 
Below is an official response to this cracking from Denuvo’s head of marketing, Thomas Goebl, who states that Denuvo is working to create security updates and add further improvements to upcoming versions of their Anti-Tamper technology.

Please note that we always position our Anti-Tamper solution as hard to crack, not as uncrackable,

So far only one piracy group has been able to bypass it.

As always, we continue working to improve our solution to create security updates for upcoming Anti-Tamper versions. We will do the same with the learning from this bypass. It’s correct that the title in question was cracked some days after release. Given the fact that every unprotected title is cracked on the day of release – as well as every update of games – our solution made a difference for this title.


Since Resident Evil 7 has now been cracked, many speculate that Capcom will remove the game’s DRM in a future update and perhaps even seek a refund from Denuvo, though this depends on exactly how Denuvo contracts their services with developers.

Denuvo is intended to prevent games from being cracked close to launch, with the DRM losing all of its usefulness after a game has been successfully cracked/pirated. 

Capcom could keep Denuvo on the title, to help protect the game’s future DLC using a tweaked version of Denuvo, though this would likely only protect their DLC from hackers for a few days or weeks at best.    


Denuvo responds to Resident Evil 7's ultra fast PC crack   

This recent trend of removing Denuvo’s DRM after a game’s early sales period allows the developers and publishers to regain some consumer trust, especially from those who are anti-DRM, while allowing the DRM to protect their game from Piracy during its highest sales period.  

Sadly in the case of Resident Evil 7, Denuvo only protected the game for a total of five days, preventing a day-1 crack but didn’t protect the game during its full launch window.  


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