It happened last Sunday. Some gamers began to complain that they could not access their video games. Titles such as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Tomb Raider, Wolfenstein Youngblood or Football Manager 2022 presented this type of problem, and the cause has been nothing more and nothing less than Denuvo, one of the DRM systems (anti-piracy) most used by developers and publishers.
The bug was preventing users from launching the game, although it has not been officially confirmed why the issue occurred. According to VGC, there has been talk that a possible reason could have been something as simple as domain expiration. One of the ones Denuvo used to use for game activation had expired last Sunday.
Insistent complaints on Steam pages
The Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy page is full of comments about this problem: “I just want to play the title,” MandoSen complained. Dcconnah said that he had just acquired the video game and that he was finding it impossible to immerse himself in this universe of superheroes. “Why does this game have DRM Online servers? to get started it’s ridiculous considering this is a single player product”Commented another.
Along the same lines, a user declared the following: “This is exactly why I refuse to support games that use Denuvo. I don’t want to support a DRM that makes games unplayable if a junior forgets to renew the damn domain or the company just shuts everything down. “
Denuvo employment is always in the center of controversy. There are many voices that assure that this system negatively affects the performance of games. In fact, there are few companies that after a while decide to eliminate Denuvo and reissue their products without any type of anti-piracy system.
Source | VGC