PC Games Becoming Too Hard to Crack For Software Pirates
According to 3DM the Chinese cracking group, anti-piracy measures tools on PC games will be so advanced by 2018, that it may bring the end to pirated games.
Bird Sister, forum founder of 3DM said that efforts to crack Avalanche’s open-world game Just Cause 3 have so far proven unsuccessful due to the Denuvo anti-tempering measures. 3DM believes the game will be cracked eventually, but the future of cracking games looks bleak.
Denuvo is a secondary level encryption system that adds to the digital rights management (DRM) that the developer/publisher may put on a game. In 2014 BioWare’s RPG Dragon Age Inquisition used the same product, it keep pirates at bay for a month, which is a long time when it comes to cracking time.
The Deuvo encryption system is used on multiple games like Batman: Arkham Knight, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Mad Max, and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Publishers have different options about using DRM. Ubisoft believes that DRM will not stop piracy, CD Projekt Red doesn’t use any type of DRM on its PC games, saying that is it the “worst thing in the gaming industry.”