Assassin’s Creed Origins has been one of the Denuvo 4.8 games that has enjoyed a reasonable length of copy protection. That has now been cracked.
Last month we saw crackers managed to circumvent the Denuvo protection on Sonic Forces, but Assassin’s Creed Origins which uses the same version, was safe. Assassin’s Creed Origins was slightly different in that it also used the added protection of VMProtect and therefore was not successfully cracked.
Denuvo has released a new version of their anti-tamper tech since the release of Assassin’s Creed Origins which at least offers the Denuvo 5.0 protection to newer games. What appears to be happening is the crackers are getting smarter when it comes to removing protection offered by previous versions offering publishers a limited time of protection.
The main reason PC gamers boycott Denuvo protected game is its impact on performance but these cracks will not improve performance as they are workarounds for Denuvo protection which is still in place. Now Assassin’s Creed Origins’ protection has been circumvented, we’ll have to wait and see whether UbiSoft now decides to remove it from the game.
The Denuvo anti-tamper tech is now offering around three months of protection for games and publishers will see this as a success. The main objective is to protect their new releases for as long as possible to drive early sales.