Capcom has implemented Denuvo DRM to protect Resident Evil 2 remake to protect its initial sales. But, once again the DRM has failed to protect these sales as Resident Evil 2 remake has been cracked just one week after its launch.
According to the hacker group itself, they managed to crack Resident Evil 2 remake after 7d 12h 32m of its launch. Denuvo DRM is used to protect initial game sales. In its early days, the DRM was almost uncrackable but those days are long gone.
This is not the first time this has happened. When Resident Evil 7 launched it was cracked within 5 days of its launch. However, Capcom didn’t remove Denuvo DRM at the time. But, Capcom did remove Denuvo from Resident Evil 7 just a few days ago.
Capcom didn’t specify why it removed the DRM from RE7. If I have to guess then it might be the license expiration and the studio decided not to renew it.
The general consensus regarding the use of DEnuvo DRM is that it’s there so that video games can’t be pirated. According to Denuvo itself, every game is crackable and the DRM is just there to protect initial sales. But the DRM failed to even achieve that goal.
Our goal, and it’s still the goal, is to protect initial sales. Of course we would like to have it uncracked forever, but that just doesn’t happen in the games industry.
Not to mention, a lot of PC gamers boycott video games for the use of Denuvo DRM. The DRM has a reputation for degrading video game performance. While it’s true in some cases but in most cases the DRM has no impact on the performance.
This doesn’t mean these players will just go and pirate the game. They will just wait for Capcom to remove the DRM from Resident Evil 2 Remake and will buy it then.
Despite this boycott, RE2 remake is a massive success. The game has shipped over 3 million copies within a week of its launch.
Not only that, players have killed more zombies than the entire population of Japan. This is a clear indication that players are thoroughly enjoying the game on all platforms.
Now that RE2 remake has launched, fans have hopes for a Resident Evil 3 Nemesis remake. According to a report, Capcom is actively developing Resident Evil 8.
Reportedly, RE8 will be a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7 but will feature a third-person perspective. Furthermore, Capcom will first launch Resident Evil 3 remake and then will release the Resident Evil 8.
Capcom has also expressed the idea of remaking RE3 Nemesis. According to RE2 Remake producer, RE3 remake is possible if fans want it.
This falls in line with producer Tsuyoshi Kanda’s statement that he would like to remake all Resident Evil games with fixed camera perspective.
With Resident Evil 2 remake cracked, it is possible that Capcom will remove the Denuvo DRM. However, when Capcom will do it remains to be seen.
Resident Evil 2 remake is a third-person survival horror game developed by Capcom for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.