Mortal Kombat 11 Has Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM Support Confirmed

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Apr 7, 2019 12:54 PM
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While we’re all busy getting distracted by the Epic Store controversies, Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM is enjoying flying under the radar somewhat. Denuvo’s still going strong though and continues to be widespread in its usage, with the latest game to fall under its spell being NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat 11.

The official Steam store page for Mortal Kombat 11 has been updated and support for the controversial Denuvo Anti-Tamper software has been confirmed.

Denuvo’s anti-piracy protection hasn’t exactly been an unqualified success of late, with the likes of Resident Evil 2 Remake, Metro Exodus and Far Cry: New Dawn all being cracked within a week of their respective launches. It barely seems worth the effort and the negative publicity but who knows, perhaps the internal numbers speak for themselves.

That level of failure still doesn’t seem to be deterring plenty of AAA publishers though, which is why we see Warner Bros implementing Denuvo in MK11. With any luck, this won’t have any major effect on performance, although this largely comes down to how well it’s implemented. NetherRealm has experience in this area though, and Mortal Kombat 11’s usage of tried and trust Unreal Engine 3 tech means performance lessons should hopefully have been learned since Mortal Kombat X.

On that subject, NetherRealm Studios’ lead design Paulo Garcia has already bigged up the PC performance of Mortal Kombat 11. "The people that did the XL version of Mortal Kombat X, where it was dramatically improved, they're doing this version also," said lead designer Paulo Garcia during a chat with PC Gamer. "And because they've been working with our code engine for the past three years, they've actually become a lot faster."

MKX suffered from serious frame rate drops at launch, as well as a disastrous patch schedule and a lack of widescreen support. The only way is upwards on that front, so let’s hope Denuvo doesn’t end up proving a deciding factor in terms of MK11’s PC performance.

Still, at least it's not an Epic Store exclusive, eh?

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11:15 Apr-09-2019

A game announcing late in the process that they're going with Denuvo is basically the equivalent of a person getting a security system installed in their house that'll be broken in a week AND make all the neighbors hate you. In other words, it's completely pointless, and at this point only throws negative light on a product. And no, I'm not saying Denuvo is the scourge of the universe, but nobody can argue that it's almost never properly implemented and thus is problematic.

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22:59 Apr-07-2019

sigh

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21:49 Apr-07-2019

Its honestly refreshing to hear a game will use Denuvo since most of the negative news has been centered around the Epic Games launcher for a while now


Still sucks though

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21:48 Apr-07-2019

I mean at this point it's fair to assume that every single AAA game will come with Denuvo for better or worse. Because of that I don't think it's even worth reporting about it anymore.

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21:50 Apr-07-2019

What would be worth reporting are AAA games releasing without Denuvo because that'll be an actual surprise and an interesting piece.

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18:06 Apr-07-2019

not even 1 day it will get cracked...

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17:36 Apr-07-2019

This is so disappointing :(
Didn't they promise more focus on the PC port and not to repeat the debacle of the 60 GB patch for MK 10? Denuvo will make you do that.

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16:27 Apr-07-2019

It's always fun to see how long a game with DRM lasts. Good entertainment :P

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16:35 Apr-07-2019

Yeah, am checking now and again on Burnout Paradise remastered

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15:28 Apr-07-2019

Its a AAA game in year 2019. Of course it will have DRM. Tell me a AAA game in the last years that didnt had DRM?

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14:02 Apr-07-2019

no buy from me....

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17:01 Apr-07-2019

how many of the games you own did you buy?

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19:26 Apr-07-2019

Just because we don't like Denuvo doesn't mean we are pirates.

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20:34 Apr-07-2019

8/10 people who complain bitterly over denuvo are pirates

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13:50 Apr-07-2019

Eh, the only ones that are gonna be affected are the people who actually buy it, it'll be cracked the day it releases or maybe a few days after and then denuvo will be useless.

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13:42 Apr-07-2019

Maaann, not buying :( your recent games run like crap on PC anyway

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13:31 Apr-07-2019

Lately the gaming industry seems so out of touch with the consumers. Anthem development, Wildcard Studios banning one of the biggest YouTubers for calling out exploits in Ark, this whole Epic thing, a FF single player getting an always online patch, Fallout 76 threading the waters with P2W plus this.

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13:23 Apr-07-2019

I am not buying this game, confirmed.

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Ahhh damn

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