Pirating PC games used to be as easy as installing your friend’s copy of a game, then going to a random website to download a no-CD crack. It seems times have changed quite a lot since I last, uhh, knew a friend that pirated games (don’t pirate games, kids) since Denuvo has come on to the scene.
Denuvo has been around for the past few years now and has managed to stop piracy. No, seriously. Pirates haven’t been able to play Denuvo protected games for some time now, but that may be coming to an end. Russian pirates claim to have broken the anti-pirate protection.
The Russian pirates haveshowing off exactly how they did it. As to whether this is actually the case remains to be seen. The only proof these pirates have is their video, so far they haven’t released anything allowing people to play the games. They may have showed their process, but it hasn’t opened the floodgates.
PCGamesN asked Denuvo to comment on this video and luckily they heard back from Thomas Goebl, director of sales at Denuvo. "It’s always hard to comment on something which is not available to the public, as the article says all files currently floating around are fake," said Goebl. "The general positioning of our product is ‘hard to crack’ and not ‘uncrackable’. For us it is important to secure the initial sales window of games, which worked out well on all the recent titles."
Whether this crack actually works remains to be seen, but we are guessing nothing will come of it. Surely if this crack were the real deal, we’d see plenty of pirates running around on the streets? Okay, maybe that’s a little too much. Still, you would expect pirates to be playing Denuvo protected games and they most certainly aren’t.