Piracy’s fortunes continue to go from bad to worse, it seems, with the announcement from leading Chinese cracking group 3DM that it’s going to stop working on cracks for single-player games for at least a year. The reason being, they claim, is that they want to see whether game sales are affected when titles remain uncracked. Now they must be well aware that a difference in sales is impossible to measure without a control group, and there’s nothing to stop other cracking groups working their magic, suggesting there could be other factors at play.
You may remember 3DM as the same cracking group which admitted it had contemplated giving up working to crack anti-piracy systems altogether late last year, having been stumped by the Denuvo anti-tamper DRM on Just Cause 3. Well, they still haven’t managed to crack Avalanche’s game, and this move could be seen as a convenient reason to throw the towel in. [More]