For those of you who don’t know, Resident Evil 7 was cracked last week. It was cracked within 5 days to be exact. With the security compromised in such a short period of time, there were speculations if Denuvo can still protect the upcoming games.
In response to that, the Austrian company’s marketing director Thomas Goebl issued an official statement. He handled the situation well, by giving positive remarks. He mentioned that, the anti-tamper system is hard to crack and not uncrackable. Further, he said the crack of their ant-tampering system will help them learn how it was done and hence improve their technology.
Please note that we always position our Anti-Tamper solution as hard to crack, not as uncrackable. So far only one piracy group has been able to bypass it.
As always, we continue working to improve our solution to create security updates for upcoming Anti-Tamper versions. We will do the same with the learning from this bypass. It’s correct that the title in question was cracked some days after release. Given the fact that every unprotected title is cracked on the day of release – as well as every update of games – our solution made a difference for this title.
Capcom might remove the Denuvo anti-tampering system completely from the game after this incident. Speculations that Denuvo should be paying some refunds to Capcom for not providing protection against piracy. However, Goebls clarifed saying,
We do not have any deals in place that offer refunds if a game is cracked within a specific time frame.
From the looks of it, Denuvo will be fighting against piracy in the best possible way.