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|Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:51 pm Post subject: Pirates Worried That PC Games Are Becoming Too Hard To Crack
|Some of the world’s most notorious video game pirates, denizens of Chinese hacking forum 3DM, are worried that over the next couple of years video games anti-copy protection will have gotten so good that they’ll be out of a job.
As TorrentFreak report, the forum—normally at the forefront of cracking open PC games for illegal download—has been frustrated by several high profile releases over the past twelve months.
First there was Dragon Age: Inquisition, whose defences took a month to overcome (an eternity in this scene), but that was followed by both FIFA 16 and Just Cause 3, which both remain uncracked.
All three games use a form of security called Denuvo, which its creator’s stress is an “anti-tamper” measure, and not a form of Digital Rights Management, or DRM (though its exact operations are kept a secret). When 3DM were able to crack it for Inquisition, they were initially very proud of themselves, but in the intervening months Denuvo have gone back to work and clearly improved things to the point where two of 2015’s biggest PC releases remain out of the hands of pirates.