Surprise, surprise, both Just Cause 4 and Hitman 2 will be utilising Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM technology. Basically, every AAA title under the sun seems to be using Denuvo these days, so this doesn’t come as the greatest shock.
However, if you are mortally averse to the idea of Denuvo then that’s another two games chalked off your ‘To Buy’ list.
Denuvo is currently in a purple patch, it has to be said. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launched exactly a month ago and it’s still yet to be cracked. It’s protected by both VMProtect and Denuvo v4.9. Othe games using Denuvo 4.9 have crumbled, but the dual-layering of anti-privacy measures seems to be a method that works, at least in the short term.
The system requirements for Just Cause 4 were released recently, including the recommended specs for those hoping to play Avalanche’s open-world physics chaos machine at 4K screen resolution. Denuvo will likely carry a small overhead on the CPU, although it’s unlikely to impact performance in any noticeable way for anyone who meets the minimum system specs.
Likewise, the system requirements for Hitman 2 have been out in the wild for some time now. The original Hitman used Denuvo and performed just fine, so we’re not expecting Hitman 2’s Denuvo support to have any major performance impact. However, Denuvo does carry the baggage of intermittently needing an online connection.
Does the use of Denuvo affect your plans to buy either of these games? Let us know!