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Borderlands 3 Will Have Denuvo DRM on Epic Store-Exclusive PC Release

While we’ve known the PC version of Borderlands 3 will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for six months, we’ve now learned the Epic Games version of the game will also have controversial Denuvo DRM restrictions.

The game’s Epic Games Store page was recently updated with some new information, and all the way towards the bottom you’ll see the new disclaimer: “Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Denuvo Anti-Tamper.”

Developers and publishers tend to use Denuvo DRM during the first several months of a game’s PC release to help mitigate the potential for piracy, only to quietly remove it later after enough fans have complained about the restrictive digital rights management platform.

Previously, Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford talked up the game having a timed-exclusive release on the Epic Games store, saying users can “bitch and moan and brigade and stalk my shit” but regardless of the fan outcry, the Epic exclusive release will push the PC games industry towards “the moment where the digital stores on PC became unmonopolized.”

In case you missed it, you can find our thorough hands-on preview for the game here, straight from this year’s E3.

Borderlands 3 launches September 13th for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Brandon Orselli

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