Monday, May 13th 2019

SEGA Confirms Intention to Keep Using Denuvo On Its New Releases

SEGA has confirmed that they are planning to use Denuvo on its future releases (subject to change, of course). The company's affirmation comes hot on the heels of the recent Resident Evil 2's executable release on Steam that didn't pack in the custom-tailored DRM solution, which saw users flying to test the impact of the Denuvo DRM on the games' performance. A difference of 4-12 FPS in the same game and system configurations (in favor of the DRM-less version) have been reported by users that benchmarked both releases, which does amount to a discernible difference in final frame output.

Following the public's reaction to this, SEGA has reaffirmed, in an answer of sorts, that their upcoming Total War: THREE KINGDOMS (May 23rd release) and Team Sonic Racing (May 21st release) will still be using Denuvo so as to protect early sales of the titles. It's interesting that the company has already removed the protection system from Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami and Sonic Mania, and has recently released Yakuza Kiwami 2 without the same tech. It seems that the higher profile the release, the more SEGA tends to opt for the anti-tamper tech - which does make some sense in the grand scheme of things.
Sources: DSO Gaming, ETEknix
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18 Comments on SEGA Confirms Intention to Keep Using Denuvo On Its New Releases

#1
TesterAnon
Well its simple, just wait till its removed to buy it.
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#2
TheDeeGee
I guess it's worth 24 Hrs untill it get's cracked.
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#3
dinmaster
no wonder the company doesn't do well, stupid decisions.
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#4
natr0n
Im glad Sega is still around. Excited for the new Sonic racing game.
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#7
BumbleBee
natr0n said:

Im glad Sega is still around. Excited for the new Sonic racing game.
me to. Sega & Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed is a good game.
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#8
Ferrum Master
RE is Capcom... why is it mentioned even?

Also Why the heck? W1z proved that Denuvo has no impact and basically debunked it... why this article matters?
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#9
oxidized
Ferrum Master said:

Also Why the heck? W1z proved that Denuvo has no impact and basically debunked it... why this article matters?
It depends on the game, different games see a slight increase in performance without denuvo.
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#10
Sora
the removal of denuvo from TPH saw a reduction in overall system memory load, faster loading times and reduced crashing.
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#11
The Quim Reaper
I'd like to confirm my intention to ignore all titles that use Denovo.
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#12
enxo218
sonic cartoon is denuvo free just in case anyone who wants to enjoy sonic was wondering
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#14
king of swag187
"Hackers confirm to continue cracking and exploiting the game to get rid of the virus that is Denuvo"
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#15
Caring1
king of swag187 said:

"Hackers confirm to continue cracking and exploiting the game to get rid of the virus that is Denuvo"
Is that their excuse?
For the greater good
Any reason to continue in their illegal activities and feel justified.
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m4dn355
Caring1 said:

Is that their excuse?
For the greater good
Any reason to continue in their illegal activities and feel justified.
Is it legal to reduce performance on purpose?
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Caring1
m4dn355 said:

Is it legal to reduce performance on purpose?
Yes.
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#18
king of swag187
m4dn355 said:

Is it legal to reduce performance on purpose?
Entirely, look at apple

Caring1 said:

Is that their excuse?
For the greater good
Any reason to continue in their illegal activities and feel justified.
I could care less what they do or if they're justified, I'm not playing the game with denuvo, and likely not playing the one without it
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