Capcom removes Denuvo anti-tamper from Devil May Cry 5

Capcom removes Denuvo anti-tamper from Devil May Cry 5

Japanese publishing giant Capcom's 2019 release Devil May Cry 5 is not using Denuvo's anti-tamper tech.

As spotted by Reddit user MostafaOmara, the title is not using the software that is designed to stop the game being pirated close to a year after its launch.

Devil May Cry 5 was released in March 2019 with Capcom seeing strong sales. We caught up with the company's EMEA marketing director Antoine Molant last year to discuss the publisher getting its mojo back on PC.

Denuvo is, of course, the oft-maligned company that rose to prominence in the mid-2010s thanks to its rather effective anti-tamper software. Over the coming years, its anti-piracy solution seemed less potent, often being cracked within days – or sometimes before – a game's launch.

Speaking to, the company has said that it never said it's anti-tamper tech was unbreakable, with the firm saying its strategy was to protect a game's initial launch window when the bulk of sales are likely going to be made.

The company has also faced accusations that its software affects game performance, which is something that the firm has denied. Denuvo has also said it wants to get into anti-cheating, too.

In January 2018, Denuvo was bought by South African digital security firm Irdeto

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