Why it matters: If you can't play the PC version of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy or Football Manager 2022 over the weekend, it's probably because of a Denuvo DRM server issue. This is likely to be seen as another turning point in the arguments against DRM in computer games.
Over the weekend, users on the Resetera field and in the Steam forums tried to access server access errors when trying to play games like Guardians of the Galaxy, Football Manager 2022, and Yakuza: Like A they reported. Dragon, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Persona 4 Golden and Total War: Warhammer II. In the end, it was suggested that Denuvo had mistakenly allowed the domain name of one of its servers to expire. Denuvo later confirmed this to PC Gamer, stating that he had fixed the problem and would make sure it didn't happen again. Yakuza, which is not supposed to depend on internet connections after installation. Denuvo has become almost unpopular with gamers since developers started using it to combat piracy. p>
PlanetZooGameshadowofwargame Your DRM provider has allowed their domain names to be deleted. Go ahead and start the game it also ruined you...I imagine several more. pic.twitter.com/rQk58K4AuJ- Alex Buckland (@alexbuds96) November 7, 2021
It was recently revealed that several games may not run on the new Intel Alder Lake processors due to DRM compatibility issues. . Intel released a temporary fix last week.
Earlier this year, Resident Evil Village had performance issues that were tracked in Denuvo when cracked versions of the game performed better, and Capcom was forced to release the patch. Solve the problem. p>
Denuvo was behind that weekend break