UPDATE: Metro Exodus publisher Deep Silver has issued a statement on the inclusion of Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM in 4A Games' shooter.
In a message of the Metro Exodus Steam discussion pages, Deep Silver said: “It is Deep Silver policy to protect our PC games with Denuvo, and we’ve worked with 4A Games to ensure this will not affect your experience.”
Confirmation, if needed, that 4A Games wasn't behind the decision to use the divisive DRM method. Deep Silver has reassured fans there will be no performance impact in Metro Exodus, although this is going to be tricky to prove one way or the other.
We can also use this info to identify which games coming out are also going to use Denuvo, barring a policy change from Deep Silver. Their upcoming games include Shenmue3, Wasteland 3 and Dead Island.
Original Story: 21-Jan-2019 - Metro Exodus has Denuvo DRM Confirmed and Fans Aren't Happy
A moment’s silence please, for Metro Exodus. The latest game to be taken into the embrace of Denuvo.
Metro Exodus’s Steam page has just been updated and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM support has been confirmed, much to the anguish of fans. This is actually only the third game published by Deep Silver to have Denuvo support after Agents of Mayhem and Homefront: The Revolution. They’re Denuvo dabblers, rather than addicts. Deep Silver is now owned by THQ Nordic though so this could be an even bigger issue for the FCK DRM crowd going forward.
As you’d expect, Metro Exodus is the first title ever from developer 4A Games to use Denuvo.
Suffice to say, the response to the news in the Metro Exodus discussions on Steam has descended into top-tier melodrama. It’s a real popcorn muncher. The fans most definitely ain’t happy, but whether fan-power is enough to enact change, we’ll have to wait and see.
At this point though, if you’re boycotting Denuvo you’ve basically got to give up on AAA gaming. Sad but true.
When we think of all the biggest games coming out in the first quarter of 2019, practically every one of them is using Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM protection. The list includes Life is Strange 2, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Ace Combat 7, Metro Exodus, Far Cry: New Dawn, Anthem, Anno 1800, Total War: Three Kingdoms and Devil May Cry 5. We've got a complete list of all games with Denuvo right here on GD.
The only obvious AAA title not to have Denuvo confirmed (for now) is The Division 2, a game that’ll be protected by Uplay DRM; is online-centric, and will receive so many updates the base game will end up redundant anyway.
Anyway, if you’re still interested in Metro 3 it’ll be launching on February 15th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.