Are DRM creators regaining the upper hand versus pirates? Earlier this year, it looked like the notorious Denuvo DRM was no longer effective as games protected by this scheme got cracked in record times, sometimes in a matter of just hours. But this is no longer the case as games with the latest Denuvo release haven't been cracked yet.
DSO Gaming reports the new version has kept games safe for over two months. Not only Assassin’s Creed Origins, which combines Denuvo with VMProtect, but also several newer games that only feature Denuvo's latest anti-tamper software:
However, in November we saw a number of games that only used the latest version of the Denuvo anti-tamper tech and have not been cracked yet. These games are: Sonic Forces, Injustice 2, Football Manager 2018, Need for Speed Payback and Star Wars Battlefront 2.
From the looks of it, this latest version of Denuvo was able to secure the sales of the aforementioned titles in 2017. Ubisoft, EA, SEGA and Warner Bros have not revealed any sales data in order to see whether the lack of a cracked version benefited these PC games.