It’s no secret that Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition uses the Denuvo DRM for the Steam version of the game and a report has come in suggesting that Denuvo is causing the Final Fantasy 15 PC performance to drop by 16%.
According to a Steam user, Voodooman, Denuvo is causing the Final Fantasy 15 PC performance to drop by 16% when compared to the demo version of the game which doesn’t use the Denuvo.
While this might not seem much conclusive but according to another steam user, L4rise, who compared Denuvo free Windows Store version of the game with the Steam version which uses the Denuvo DRM.
According to the Steam user, the Windows Store version of Final Fantasy 15 runs around 60-8- FPS at “high settings with Nvidia turf and Hairworks on”. He added that running the Steam version of the game on the same system, it runs around 45-55 fps with same graphical settings.
This isn’t the first time Denuvo is under fire for reducing the game performance significantly. When Assassin’s Creed Origins launched the DRM service was criticized from impacting the game performance on PC.
Reportedly, the game uses two DRMs on top of Uplay which causes 100% CPU usage which drops the game’s performance.
Ubiosft 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.
If you are running into errors and issues while playing Final Fantasy 15 on PC then check out our fixes and workarounds for Final Fantasy 15 errors.
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