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Anti-Piracy FTW! Far Cry Primal Following in the Footsteps of Just Cause 3
Over the past few years developers have been making extra efforts to put an end to video games piracy, or at least try to reduce it as much as possible.
We have seen some out of the box thinking, like removing a key element of the game and adding it with a day-one update that wouldn’t be available on pirated copies. Another way to create hurdles for pirates is the use of Denuvo technology.
Denuvo is an anti-tamper tech created by an Austrian company called Denuvo Software Solutions. It is gaining popularity among PC developers and was used by Just Cause 3. Denuvo Software Solutions claimed that its tech isn’t DRM:
Denuvo Anti-Tamper technology prevents the debugging, reverse engineering and changing of executable files to strengthen the security of games. It is not a DRM solution, but rather, Denuvo Anti-tamper protects DRM solutions, such as Origin Online Access or the Steam license management system, from being circumvented.
The license management from Steam or Origin grants legitimate consumers access to the game and our Anti-Tamper solution ensures that these DRM systems are not bypassed.
Due to its effectiveness, Denuvo is going to be used by Ubisoft for Far Cry Primal and more and more developers look interested in it. According to its Steam EULA (End-User Licence Agreement), Far Cry Primal is Denuvo protected.
Improvements in encryption tech is making life difficult for pirates and hackers. In fact, a renowned Chinese cracking group called 3DM said that pirated games may end in a couple of years. One of the reasons is Denuvo, and although they claim that it is possible to crack it, growth in encryption tech makes it frustrating and it just isn’t worth the effort.
This means that those hoping to play a pirated Far Cry Primal may never get a chance.