[UPDATE]: Rejoice! Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition Will Not Use Denuvo
[UPDATE] It seems that Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition will use Denuvo after all as the game’s steam store page has confirmed that it will use the DRM on PC.
Many developers and publishers have used the Denuvo DRM for the PC ports of their games to protect them from pirated like Assassin’s Creed Origins, however, there are some developers who don’t use it and Square Enix has announced that there will be no Denuvo for Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition.
Square Enix has updated the store page for Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition and its EULA and surprisingly the game doesn’t use the Denuvo DRM. This would come as a relief who were looking to buy the Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition as generally Denuvo is considered to drop game’s performance significantly.
Square Enix’s decision to drop the Denuvo for Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition will surely be appreciated by PC gamers, however, the DRM has been having a hard time from protecting the game as Assassin’s creed Origins, which used the DRM, got cracked recently.
Furthermore, this particular DRM reportedly is a big hurdle for PC games to run at 60 FPS as Assassin’s Creed Origins was having a hard time running gat 60 FPS on PC as reportedly the game uses two DRMs on top of Uplay which causes 100% CPU usage which drops the game’s performance.
However, Ubiosft has assured that the DRMs are not the cause of the game’s bad performance on PC and the reason why the game’s performance is bad is that the game features a dynamic and a living world.
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.
Final Fantasy 15 is an open-world action adventure game developed by Square Enix for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and will launch on Mach 6, 2018 on PC.