Lords of the Fallen Devs take a strong stance against Denuvo

Lords of the Fallen will “never feature Denuvo”, developers confirm

Hexworks, the studio behind Lords of the Fallen, has confirmed that the game will not ship with Denuvo on PC. In fact, Hexworks has taken a firm position against Denuvo. Lords of the Fallen is a Souls-like game that will be releasing later today on PC and current-gen consoles. Lords of the Fallen is an Unreal Engine 5 title, featuring chaos physics, and Lumen lighting, giving the game a strong visual presentation.

Instead of simply stating that the game will will not ship with Denuvo on PC, Hexworks states that Lords of the fallen “does not, and will never feature Denuvo.” This statement will be seen as good news for the gamers who dislike Denuvo, and any other forms of anti-tamper/anti-piracy technology.

As a current-generation Unreal Engine 5 title, Lords of the Fallen has relatively high hardware requirements on PC. The game is also set to launch with both Nvidia DLSS and AMD FSR 3 support, which is great news for users of lower-end PC hardware.

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. Denuvo was also removed from Payday 3 ahead of the game’s launch last month.

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