Denuvo seems to be one of the best anti-piracy measures of the past couple of years (at least), with titles using this type of protection managing to last for a long while against cracking attempts. Such is the case of Dragon Age: Inquisition, a title that uses Denuvo and still hasn’t been cracked, reportedly helping the sales of the game. We’ve already talked about Denuvo here and apparently there are still many people who are sure that it will be cracked sooner rather than later.
Well, it appears that those are right since there are rumors now and reports suggesting that Denuvo has been cracked and as a result, the first victim is Dragon Age: Inquisition. Please note that we won’t share a link to such versions and all comments linking to pirated versions will be deleted!
Back to Denuvo and Dragon Age: Inquisition, a report from DSO Gaming claims that a Chinese group announced that they have managed to crack the Denuvo DRM system, opening the door for the currently uncrackable versions of FIFA 15, Lords of the Fallen and Dragon Age: Inquisition. In other words, the said games still haven’t been pirated, but those working hard to do so hope that they will manage to do it soon.
It is pretty obvious that as DRMs get smarter, so do hackers and eventually everything will be cracked. It’s like finding a vaccine, even though in this case we’re not fighting a disease. Although many of the people who illegally download games have their point, the term itself says it: it’s illegal and it makes sense that companies do their best to protect their financial interests.
Personally, I am still waiting for numbers and an analysis of this whole situation and I am sure that I am not the only one who is curious to find out if Denuvo’s delay of piracy actually resulted in better sales for protected games or had no effect at all. In the end, people who simply can’t afford a game or those living in a country where it’s banned, won’t purchase it just because a free version is not available. So such an analysis would be great, but I doubt that the game developers or publishers will give us one.