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Humankind drops Denuvo ahead of launch to avoid performance problems

Humankind drops Denuvo ahead of launch to avoid performance problems

Denuvo is one of the best-known and least-liked DRM technologies on the market. Developers like it because, simply put, it works; many gamers intensely dislike it as a matter of principle, and also because of its reputation for negatively impacting game performance.

The most recent example of that came to light last week, when Digital Foundry confirmed that a cracked version of Resident Evil Village runs better than the DRM-clad release. The discovery wasn’t quite a smoking gun as the game also employs Capcom’s own DRM technology, and a patch released today to address the issue says only that “adjustments have been made to optimize the anti-piracy technology.”

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