Capcom have patched out anti-piracy software Denuvo from the PC port of Resident Evil Village.
Denuvo has been a controversial aspect for PC gaming. Companies use it as a anti-piracy tool, but owners of the games using it have complained of multiple issues ranging from reduced performance to even having some games be unplayable.
Resident Evil Village was one of the titles known for having performance issues due to the software. Users found that a cracked version of the game was able to run without any stuttering issues on the same hardware.
This got enough media attention that Capcom at the time had promised to release a patch fixing these performance issues. That occurred back in 2021, but now Denuvo is no longer attached to the game (via SteamDB).
We’ve seen many times in the past – many games do remove the controversial DRM some time after their initial launch.
Resident Evil Village is available on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. In case you missed it, you can find our review here (we highly recommend it!)