|Austria-based Denuvo Software Solutions GmbH developed Denuvo, an anti-tamper technology that is supposed to protect underlying DRM products and is being used on gaming titles in order to prevent games from being cracked quickly. However, the technology itself was defeated by the pirates rather quickly – for example, the latest version was only useful for about a month. Moreover, this time this fight is a bit more personal, because the game makers promised no DRM when fundraising for the game 2Dark.
After all previous versions of Denuvo were defeated, version three of the software was cracked with the release of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard just 5 days after its retail debut instead of months as before. Of course, Denuvo did not tolerate this: it’s marketing director announced new improvements to the software, dubbed Denuvo v4. However, the new protection on 2Dark was also defeated quickly – the crack took a little over a month following 2Dark’s street date. Still, this might be regarded as a victory, since the first few weeks of sales were allowed to go ahead piracy-free.
On the other hand, the pirates highlighted that the developers of 2Dark had made some promises they later failed to keep: during a 2014 crowdfunding campaign, 2Dark developer promised there will be no DRM added to the game. For many game players this would be a deal-breaker, especially if they were the ones financing the game. But then the truth emerged with a note on the game’s site announcing that the title would incorporate “3rd-party DRM: Denuvo Antitamper”, resulting from cooperation with publisher Bigben Interactive who insisted on the protection.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Monday, April 17th, 2017
|hahaha take that anti piracy companies ur no match for hackers so u guys got screwed|
|Thought that game code crackers were taking a break from cracking games... Glad to know someone kept on cracking... Since game companies don't release demos anymore I tend to DL a cracked version and if i like it enough end up buying it... Multiplayer games that is, single player games is an entirely different thing...|
|posted by (2017-04-18 09:16:25)|
|hmm some pirates are just old devs of protection software (my opinion) , like in CPY..|
i mean, i not see random pirates even with high knowledges on codex find how to crack protection such as denuvo in less than a week after release and creation. obviously these pirates are more than pro. i bet some of them are actual or old devs of denuvo.
maybe its all about money (and denuvo is a complice to this) or maybe its just kind of vengeance.
war ... war never end...
|Thanks for the info !!|
Nice to Read News up here.
|posted by (2017-04-18 09:37:41)|
|I'm guessing my previous comment won't be aproved because of foul language, so let me rephrase it: this is NOT news. Dishonored 2 hasn't been cracked in over half a year. Denuvo is NOT cracked. Some Denuvo-protected games were cracked. Learn the difference and stop the spread of clickbait like this.|
|posted by (2017-04-18 21:01:28)|
|Mass Effect Andromeda is another one that was cracked in less than 10 days. For an almost complete list of Denuvo protected games, and which ones have been cracked, look up "Denuvo" on Wikipedia.|
|posted by (2017-04-18 21:09:01)|
|CrackWatch has a pretty good and updated list for all these.|
|posted by (2017-04-19 08:29:14)|
|its cheaper to get a good computer and play pirated games than to keep paying for crud on ps or xbox. i got an msi rig and havnt touched my ps4 since|
|lol suck it bitchesssssss|
|What's funny is that the money being poured into anti-piracy mechanisms is getting defeated by kids for literally nothing other than a badge of honor.|
|posted by (2017-04-20 08:10:21)|
|Best was to get something cracked is to boast it's uncrackable.|
|They have not cracked Sniper Elite 4 yet !! and thats been out 2 and a half months.|
|posted by (2017-04-21 16:57:27)|
|If Something can be made and can be unmade .. nothing is un-hackable / crackable|
|posted by (2017-04-21 23:23:09)|
|The big one that still hasn't been cracked is FIFA 16, which was released 18 months ago. That's the oldest non-cracked game, but there are currently 7 Denuvo games released over a year ago that are still protected.||
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