The upcoming Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will use the infamous DRM called Denuvo to fend off pirates. Should the future owners be scared?
Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will be up for some nice play times on March 6, but its success among the Glorious PC Master Race is questionable. The reason? The game will come with the piracy fending DRM called Denuvo. Yes, the same Denuvo which makes the average gamer cry with despair. It was proven to be quite ineffective over and over again and according to many, creates problems for the owners of the games it comes with.
But what is this pesky Denuvo?
Denuvo is an anti-tamper technology and a digital rights management (DRM) developed by Denuvo Software Solutions. It is used by a lot of software companies and gaming studios to help them protect their intellectual properties. It is a mystery to the average Joe how it works. The video games that use the software are needed to be online re-activated every 24 hours, and sadly, it limits hardware updates to 4 during this time window! So yeah, it is pretty rough. But apparently, piracy enthusiasts have already cracked it quite some time ago, and on multiple occasions. Middle Earth: Shadow of War’s Denuvo was cracked in less than 24 hours.
Why the glorious PC Master Race hates it to guts
The reason for the hate is that it allegedly throttles the game’s performance. According to some, it also creates various problems. But yet some gaming studios companies still put it in our games. Sega’s Sonic Mania made a lot of people try to refund the game on Steam. Currently, Twitter is also unhappy and some future owners have already threatened to refund the game. Others are just plain angry.
On a positive note however, some are just happy to finally experience the game on PC.
Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition
The game is promising a lot on PC and the demo proves its capabilities. If you choose to buy it, you will be happy to know that it supports Native4K, HDR 10 and many graphical options. Unfortunately, it comes with extremely demanding preferences, even on minimum requirements. You will need at least an Intel Core i5 (3.3GHz) or its AMD equivalent, 8 GB RAM and GTX 760, GTX 1050 or AMD Radeon R9 280. Plus you will need to clean up at least 100 GB of space on your Hard Drive/SSD. FFXV was first released for Play Station 4 and Xbox One in 2016 and last February came to our mobile devices. Now it is finally out for our PCs!