Capcom has finally removed the controversial Denuvo anti-tamper technology from the game’s Steam version.
According to a report by Dark Side of Gaming, the new update released today has eliminated the DRM, which is fantastic news for all players.
The change has been confirmed by SteamDB’s change tracker, which has added an entry stating that the “3rd-Party DRM – Denuvo Anti-tamper, 5 different PC within a day machine activation limit” has been removed.
This move will certainly be welcomed by gamers who had been avoiding the Steam version due to concerns that Denuvo was causing performance issues.
It’s a great example of Capcom listening to their players and taking action to improve the game experience.
So, let’s dive back into Resident Evil Village and enjoy the game to the fullest!
In before, players complained of severe performance issues with the PC version of Resident Evil Village upon its May 2021 release. Some attributed this to Denuvo, which runs in the background.
This theory gained credibility when a “cracked” version of the game, which removed the copy protection, was released in July 2021 and performed better.
Digital Foundry technology editor Richard Leadbetter compared the two versions and reached the same conclusion.
Capcom later released a patch to optimize anti-piracy technology and improve performance.