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Denuvo remains successful even after successful cracking attempts

Denuvo remains popular even after successful cracking attempts

Dunovo remains successful even after successful cracking attempts

Denuvo remains popular even after successful cracking attempts

 
Denuvo is easily the most well-known provider of DRM on the market, with their anti-tampering technology being used in AAA games like Rise of the Tomb Raider and Just Cause 3 to Indie games like Inside. 
 
While Denuvo's reputation has been tarnished with recent cracks and bypasses, the technology still serves its purpose by protecting the game from piracy during its launch window, where the majority of game sales take place. 
 
This makes Denuvo a valuable tool for developers, allowing them to ensure that they maximise legitimate sales of their game at launch, when their game is available at its full retail price and when consumers are most interested in the title.    
 
In an interview with MCVUK, Denuvo's marketing director, Thomas Goebl made the below comments, stating the Denuvo is not designed to be unbreakable, but to prevent early cracks of games becoming available. 
 
 

You have to have a realistic view of anti-piracy measures,

There is no such thing as unbreakable protection. That’s something we always tell our clients to help manage their expectations. Our scope is to prevent early cracks for every title. We want to allow an initial window when a game is released to have an uncracked version and thus guarantee sales.

Games that don’t use any form of anti-piracy protection can suffer when it comes to sales. To pick one recent example, The Witness was heavily pirated during its launch window, according to developer Jonathan Blow.

Piracy has always been there on PC. Titles have always been cracked. If a title doesn’t use any kind of protection, it will be cracked before launch

  

While the recent hacks of games like Rise of the Tomb Raider may seem like a failure for Denovo, they managed to protect the game for a total of 193 days on PC, ensuring that there were no pirated copies of the game during the game's initial sales period.

By the time Rise of the Tomb Raider was "cracked" the game was already available with significant price reductions, be it on a Steam sale or on other 3rd party PC retailers.  

 

Dunovo remains successful even after successful cracking attempts  

Recently smaller titles like Inside have been cracked in much shorter timeframes, with the game being cracked just 6 weeks after launch, though that did prevent any pirates from accessing the game for over a month. 

Denuvo is continuing to improve their anti-tampering technology, patching the recently found holes in their security and making it increasingly difficult to bypass their DRM technology.

Recent releases like Deus Ex Mankind Divided uses a newer version of Denuvo's DRM and has remained uncompromised so far. Only time will tell of Denuvo will remain dominant in the DRM security market.

 

You can join the discussion on Denuvo's DRM technology on the OC3D Forums

 

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18-10-2016, 07:49:52

hdimitrov
To point out another recent example Shadow Warrior 2 has no DRM whatsoever and sales are going through the roof BECAUSE OF THAT Quote

18-10-2016, 12:03:29

SuB
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Originally Posted by hdimitrov View Post
To point out another recent example Shadow Warrior 2 has no DRM whatsoever and sales are going through the roof BECAUSE OF THAT
I'm pretty sure that's just because it's a good game...Quote

18-10-2016, 20:50:45

chuck4100
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
I'm pretty sure that's just because it's a good game...
Yes & no. I pirate most games I play but I bought SW2 even though I likely won't play it for a couple years just because and only because they went away from DRM and DLC.Quote

18-10-2016, 22:14:55

Kilbane
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
I'm pretty sure that's just because it's a good game...
Very much this, it's like saying Witcher 3 only sold due to the lack of DRM.Quote

18-10-2016, 23:49:51

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Kilbane View Post
Very much this, it's like saying Witcher 3 only sold due to the lack of DRM.
The no paid DLC and only free content(excluding expansions) is also another reason W3 has made 10s of millions.Quote
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