Pessimists believed that Denuvo should have killed piracy on PC once and for all. Obviously that goal failed spectacularly, and the saga of the anti-tampering system turned into a ludicrous soap opera: release time of a working crack for a triple-A game like Resident Evil 7 shrank to less than a week, while the developer’s official Website proved to be full of holes from where e-mails, data and executable files came out. Of course Denuvo defeat didn’t stop Capcom shipping 3 million copies of its new survival horror and quickly recovering development costs, and the latest data about the entire gaming industry are anything but negative. So much for Denuvo, DRM and the parasites profiting from them.
If there is one thing that we must rightfully concede to the contents industry, surely it’s the ability to reach concrete results in its fight against unauthorized file sharing. The copyright corporations are experiencing a happy time, and it little matters that practically nothing seems to change for the aforementioned file sharing: beggars can’t be choosers, they say, and no one like the majors can be satisfied with the results achieved by their relentless anti-piracy effort.