After Resident Evil 2, Capcom Removes Denuvo From Devil May Cry 5

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One of the biggest controversies in the PC gaming community is around the anti-tamper protection technology, Denuvo. Originally introduced to keep piracy at bay, Denuvo soon became a pain in itself, with many gamers reporting lack in performance and many CPUs throttling at 100% usage. Eventually, hackers were able to crack through Denuvo's code, rendering the technology somewhat useless.

Many publishers went on to remove Denuvo from their games based on player demand and some simply did not see a point in protecting their games after they got pirated.

Last year, Capcom removed Denuvo DRM from Resident Evil 2 after the game was cracked by hackers. Now, the publisher has done the same with Devil May Cry 5.

Devil May Cry 5 on PC received a small update earlier this morning. Although Capcom hasn't said anything about the patch yet, the changes to the game's .exe was recorded by SteamDB. The update patch just removes Denuvo's anti-tamper DRM. Also, Devil May Cry 5's official Steam page no longer mentions Denuvo DRM. At this point, the only Capcom game with Denuvo DRM is Monster Hunter: World.

The grand introduction of Denuvo DRM seemed like a solution against the growing piracy of video game, but sadly, Denuvo sounds like a dirty word in video games today. Yet, the upcoming Resident Evil 3 Remake is reported to include Denuvo DRM at launch.

Devil May Cry 5 is available for PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. The publisher is also releasing Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition for the Nintendo Switch with exciting features like style switching and weapon switching.

So what do you think about Denuvo's consistent failures in keep games protected from tampering? Of course, the anti-tamper technology has excelled in some games, including Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Do you think Denuvo is the right strategy to avoid piracy while sacrificing the experience for those who buy the game legitimately? Let us know in the comments.

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