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Denuvo has been removed from Resident Evil 3 on Steam

Capcom continues its Denuvo removing tradition

Denuvo has been removed from Resident Evil 3 on Steam

Denuvo has been removed from Resident Evil 3 on Steam

According to SteamDB, Capcom has removed Denuvo from Resident Evil 3's PC version through a new update. This removal will free Resident Evil 3 from the ever-present controversies which surround Denuvo, which has long been blamed for performance issues within the world of PC gaming.

Over the years, Denuvo has been blamed for hampering the performance of a lot of PC releases, with more outlandish claims stating that the anti-tamper technology also reduces SSD lifespans, and causes a lot of additional wear on certain system components. The truth about Denuvo is that, when implemented correctly, the software only eats away at a few CPU cycles and increases game loading times. However, sub-par DRM implementations can have a larger impact on game performance. 

Earlier this year Devil May Cry 5's February update removed Denuvo's anti-tamper technology from the game, with the patch arriving 11 months after the game's release on PC. We tested Denuvo's performance impact on this title back in 2019 (Devil May Cry 5 - Denuvo Performance Impact Tested), and found that the technology has a minimal impact on game performance in most circumstances. 

Denuvo's removal from Devil May Cry 5 will see games receive marginally higher framerates in CPU-limited scenarios and faster load times. The same benefits are likely to be available with Resident Evil 3's new Denuvo-free version. 

All mentions of Denuvo have been removed from Resident Evil 3's Steam page, further confirming that the anti-tamper technology has been removed from the game. Our original PC performance Analysis and optimisation guide for Resident Evil 2 is available to read here

Denuvo has been removed from Resident Evil 3 on Steam  

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