Assassin’s Creed Origins on PC is having a hard time right now since people are noticing performance issues due to high CPU usage. After game cracker Voksi informed TorrentFreak that anti-piracy efforts are to blame for this issue, Ubisoft came to address the problem and assure that the game’s DRM isn’t at fault.
Voksi, reportedly said that Ubisoft implemented VMProtect on top of Denuvo, tanking the game’s performance by 30-40%, demanding that people have a more expensive CPU to play the game properly, only because of the DRM.
Denuvo anti-piracy technology has been actually taking a beating lately, with most games using it getting cracked in a matter of hours. The number of video game titles getting released without Denuvo’s anti-piracy technology is growing making us think if such a feature is actually necessary. In this case, Ubisoft announced that this is not the case. Their full statement was:
“We’re confirming that the anti-tamper solutions implemented in the Windows PC version of Assassin’s Creed Origins have no perceptible effect on game performance. In order to recreate a living, systemic and majestic open world of Ancient Egypt, where players can witness all of its stunning details, its beautiful landscapes [and] incredible cities, in a completely seamless way with no loading screens, Assassin’s Creed Origins uses the full extent of the minimum and recommended PC system requirements while ensuring a steady 30 FPS performance. We’re committed to ensuring the most optimum experience possible for everyone, and we advise any players who may encounter performance issues on PC to check outas there might be already a workaround or to contact us further explaining their issues so that we can solve them.”
Right now, Assassin’s Creed Origins players on Steam are going on a rampage about this matter, stating that the game is stuttering and they are getting reduced framerates due to the game’s high CPU usage. For the time being, Ubisoft encourages players that have such issues to contact their customer support until they manage to figure out what’s the source of this problem.