Octopath Traveler PC Preorders Now Up, Denuvo Included

Square Enix has launched the pre-orders for the PC port of Octopath Traveler.

The throwback RPG is now up for pre-order on Windows PC (via Steam), and the PC port launches June 7th. It’s worth pointing out the PC port includes Denuvo.


For those unfamiliar Denuvo is a form of DRM (Digital Rights Management), criticized for its allegations of effectiveness. These include a constant and uninterrupted online connection even on single-player games, and allegations of causing severe performance inhibition.

There have even been accusations and rumors of the anti-piracy measure being “cracked” (allowing the once-protected software to be copied and distributed) mere days after or even before the game’s release.

The reputation and questionable effectiveness of Denuvo has resulted in several PC titles removing it from their game’s entirely. Including Rage 2, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Hitman 2, Yakuza Kiwami and Sonic ManiaWe will keep you posted if the conditions of any games add or remove Denuvo.

Octopath Traveler is out now on Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, you can find our thorough review here (We highly recommend it!).

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