Denuvo v4 protection gets cracked in a month

Posted on Saturday, Apr 15 2017 @ 10:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Last year there were various reports about how Denuvo was so hard to crack that game piracy may come to an end, but now news hits the web that crackers managed to break the Denuvo v4 DRM in just little over one month.

The game that got cracked is 2Dark and it's a pretty interesting case because this is a crowdfunded game that was developed by French gaming studio Gloomywood with the promise that it would not ship with DRM. Logically, some backers were shocked that Gloomywood teamed up with a publisher that required them to implement the Denuvo anti-copy protection.

Now the big news it that CPY managed to crack the game's Denuvo v4 protection in a relatively short timeframe, which is a big deal considering this new version of Denuvo was supposed to be the next big thing in DRM land.
With its usual fanfare, cracking group CPY announced that it had defeated Denuvo v4 protection on 2Dark, a lesser-known stealth adventure game from the creator of Alone in the Dark.

As seen from the dates in the release notes above, the crack took a little over a month following 2Dark’s street date. Denuvo are still likely to claim that as a victory, since the first few weeks of sales were allowed to go ahead piracy-free. However, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is the new version of Denuvo which was supposed to put the anti-tamper company back out in front.
Full details at TorrentFreak.

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