Chinese cracks and warez group 3DM have prematurely ended their hiatus to announce that they have cracked the latest version of anti-piracy DRM Denuvo.
This news comes after the same group announced only a week ago that they would temporarily retire. However, based on spokesperson Bird Sister’s statement, they may not necessarily have called off said retirement.
Bird Sister explained that they made the announcement to make it clear that they did not decide to retire because they could not crack Denuvo. And so, they claim they have already cracked DRM protection on Rise of the Tomb Raider, as well as Just Cause 3 and FIFA 16.
Since 3DM is only doing this to prove they can still beat Denuvo, they will not make the standard high profile or official 3DM release they have in the past. It is possible that prospective pirates will not get any cracked copies and benefit from 3DM at all.
Denuvo, for their part, has gone on record that their DRM is not completely uncrackable. It is designed to be hard enough to crack to give games time to be out in the market without game companies worrying about piracy.
Rise of the Tomb Raider released last January 28 to PC, and is available on both Steam and Windows 10. 3DM may be biding their time for a year to pass, as they have promised, to see if it will sell considerably better as a result of not getting pirated. It will also be releasing later this year on PlayStation 4.