DRM is proving less effective by the day, the latest example being NBA 2K19 which has been cracked prior to the game’s release date. The game is currently available to download from a number of torrent websites.
It seems files leaked earlier and hackers were able to get their hands on it. It is concerning and should be investigated by Take-Two to see how files got leaked prior to launch.
DRM technology is failing and it seems hackers are one step ahead of everything publishers have to through at them. Hopes were high from Denuvo but hackers were able to crack their way through the anti-tamper software. Since Denuvo isn’t able to protect games like Mass Effect, Tekken, Monster Hunter, Final Fantasy and many others, creators are now starting to take legal action in hopes to stop hackers.
Recently, video game cracker, Voksi, revealed that Denuvo has filed a case against him and he will likely go to jail.
I can’t say it wasn’t expected. Denuvo filed a case against me to the Bulgarian authorities. Police came yesterday and took the server PC and my personal PC. I had to go to the police afterward and explain myself.
Sadly, I won’t be able to do what I did anymore. I did what I did for you guys and of course because bloated software in our games shouldn’t be allowed at all. Maybe someone else can continue my fight. It’s bullshit guys, I know, but that’s how the world is run nowdays. By evil.
More hackers are under the radar across the globe but it is unlikely to stop piracy. It is like corruption, it can be contained but never stopped. The good thing is that gamers are wising up and understand the threats piracy brings to the table for publishers/developers. Quality games aren’t as widely pirated as others like Mass Effect Andromeda.
The Witcher 3 didn’t use DRM but still managed to sell over 10M copies.