Octopath Traveler 2 has just removed Denuvo from its Steam port.
For those unfamiliar, Denuvo is a DRM anti-piracy measure employed by PC games, it is known for impacting performance and is also theorized to cause damage over time to solid state drives.
It’s becoming more common for PC games to drop their Denuvo contract after a while, but some companies continue their monthly payments to ensure their games don’t get cracked.
SEGA has recently dropped Denuvo from some of their titles, but Ubisoft is one of the companies that has kept it up indefinitely.
Octopath Traveler 2 is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Windows (through Steam).