How the mighty have fallen. As little as two years ago it seemed like Denuvo might make game piracy a thing of the past but now the copy protection's initial success has faded.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War was released on October 10 and TechPowerUp writes today that crackers have already found a way to defeat the game's Denuvo protection:
Lately, though, its protections are being bypassed almost as fast as Steam's, which has been the case with Middle-Earth: Shadow of War - cracked two days after release. This is a prickly subject that usually neatly divides proponents of either DRM-free games, or those that really don't care, so long as it doesn't tamper with end-user experience.
This once again raises the question whether it makes sense to implement DRM, as these protections are usually so quickly defeated that it barely makes a difference for pirates.