Capcom Ditches Denuvo Anti-Piracy Tech in Resident Evil Village

Capcom has made a significant decision to remove the controversial Denuvo anti-piracy technology from its game, Resident Evil Village. The game was released in May 2021 and has been using DRM since its launch. However, Capcom has now removed it after two years of its release. The change was recorded by Steam DB and can be seen on Resident Evil Village Steam DB’s page

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For those who don’t know, Denuvo is a DRM technology that aims to prevent piracy, but it has been a subject of controversy among gamers due to its impact on game performance and restrictions on legitimate users. Gamers have complained about the technology’s impact on the game’s frame rate and load times, and the need for a constant internet connection to play the game.

Furthermore, The technology’s effectiveness in preventing piracy has been questionable, with pirates cracking games protected by Denuvo soon after their release.

The controversy around Denuvo has led some gamers to boycott games that use it. The inclusion of the DRM in Resident Evil Village’s Steam version has led to a similar boycott, with many gamers choosing not to purchase the game due to the restrictions it places on legitimate users.

It’s kind of funny, but also a little sad – even with all the security measures they put in place, Resident Evil Village still got pirated. Months after its release, hackers managed to crack the game and share it online for free. And get this – not only did they figure out how to bypass the Denuvo technology, but they also removed it from the pirated version entirely. As a result, the pirated game actually ran smoother than the legit one!

Capcom’s decision to remove Denuvo from Resident Evil Village is a positive move for gamers who have been concerned about the technology’s impact on game performance. 

RE: Village was not the first Capcom game with Denuvo DRM, Capcom has been using Denuvo in its games for several years, including Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake, and Monster Hunter World (although all these are also now Denuvo-free). 

What are your thoughts about this news? Did you boycott Resident Evil Village due to Denuvo? Let us know in the comment section below. 


Abdullah Amin

Abdullah is passionate about staying up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the gaming industry. With a strong background in writing and research, he is able to provide in-depth analysis and informative articles for a wide range of gaming audiences.
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