For the past few months, many high-profile game releases have had the dubious honor of having their DRM cracked anywhere from a day to a week after being released. However, Ubisoft has a pretty good claim to fame, as Assassin’s Creed Origins piracy hasn’t happened successfully yet and the game is still safe.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is the first Assassin’s Creed game in two years, and is one of Ubisoft’s biggest and most ambitious titles yet. It’s no surprise that they’d lock it up so tight that it couldn’t be messed with, especially since the alternative is to allow thieves and hackers that are too lazy to scrounge up 60 bucks to play it to hack it and get it for free.
The way that Ubisoft has been able to prevent Assassin’s Creed Origins piracy for so long is not just by putting Denuvo anti-piracy software on Origins, but also putting another piece of software, VMProtect, on top of Denuvo. While some people might criticize the additional measures as cutting into the game’s performance, Ubisoft has said that there’s no noticeable drop due to the protection.
In addition to that, Assassin’s Creed Origins is using a new type of Denuvo, one that pirates haven’t been able to crack yet. With some pirates saying that being able to pirate games is getting more and more difficult all the time due to ever-evolving anti-tamper software, maybe this new type of Denuvo, and newer types after that, will allow more games to be kept safe for longer.
Either way, as long as Ubisoft’s efforts can prevent Assassin’s Creed Origins piracy and be able to support the development of more games like it, I doubt that a lot of gamers (or a lot of developers) will complain any time soon. You can get Assassin’s Creed Origins on Xbox One, Playstation 4, or PC now.