Denuvo operates through a Virtual Machine (VM) environment (VMProtect). In theory, the additional operation of this VM on top of the game can negatively affect game performance, depending on how it is programmed. Denuvo also has to "phone home" to ensure the license for the game is valid. Again, in theory, this would be fine; however, if you do not have a reliable internet connection (or want to play offline on a laptop), you may be out of luck. Denuvo further limits the amount of hardware changes that can be made in a set period, often 24 hours. This means we can only change out our hardware bench so many times, typically 5, which limits how often we can run performance benchmarks.
While this news is a big blow to Denuvo's impenetrable reputation, there has only been one Denuvo game that has been cracked, and it is not clear if the crack is related to the loophole that the hacker Voksi discovered.
GamersNexus does not condone piracy and will not link to resources related to these endeavors, but we did want to report on the findings.
- Scott Minkoff.