PC gamers who found their catalogs of video games from pirating websites online have been dealing with a long battle between hackers and Denuvo. The latest and most effective DRM shield for video game releases has been Denuvo which is an Austrian company. Since developers started to use their anti-tamper technology for their video game releases, hackers found it difficult to crack and pirate the video game online.
Most of these big name video game titles are usually postponed by months for some pirating gamers as crack teams attempt to bypass the Denuvo technology. Capcom likely felt safe with the release of Resident Evil 7 on the PC platform, but it was only days before a piracy group managed to crack the video game and upload it online, free for gamers to download and enjoy.
This may leave plenty of developers second guessing the effectiveness of Denuvo now and perhaps Capcom may feel entitled to receive their money back for the anti-tamper solution. These questions were brought out by Eurogamer and answered by Denuvo’s marketing director Thomas Goebl.
“Please note that we always position our Anti-Tamper solution as hard to crack, not as uncrackable. So far only one piracy group has been able to bypass it.
As always, we continue working to improve our solution to create security updates for upcoming Anti-Tamper versions. We will do the same with the learning from this bypass. It’s correct that the title in question was cracked some days after release. Given the fact that every unprotected title is cracked on the day of release – as well as every update of games – our solution made a difference for this title.”
It also seems that Capcom will not be seeing any refund for the use of the Denuvo protection software. The marketing director wouldn’t comment on specific customers but stated that the company does not have any deals in place that would offer a refund if a game is cracked with a specific time frame.