Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's latest patch removes Denuvo DRM anti-piracy software from PC version

Other fighting game developers cite issues with third party company

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • May 15, 2018 at 1:38 p.m. PDT

The buzz about Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite continues on with a new development as we've learned that the third party anti-tampering software has been removed from the PC version in this latest patch.

Earlier we reported on MvCI's curious new update that is vastly different in size across the game's three platforms (16GB for Xbox One, 10GB for Steam, and 421MB for PlayStation 4).

Furthermore it seems this patch has also removed the Denuvo digital rights management (DRM) on the PC version. Denuvo is a third party company that essentially encrypts a game's code to keep it from getting cracked and/or pirated.

A look at the Stream page for MvCI reveals that the "Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Denuvo Anti-tamper" notice has been removed entirely.

Denuvo has worked with a collection of recent fighting titles such as Injustice 2 and Tekken 7, with the latter expressing performance issues as a result of working with the third party company, though they do not ultimately have plans to sever ties.

We don't know Capcom's direct motivations with this move to remove Denuvo, but seeing Infinite is an Unreal Engine fighter just like Tekken 7, it could be for the sake of performance issues as well.

We still aren't certain on what this latest patch has done for the console versions of the game or what this ultimately means for the future of MvCI.

Thank you to FuchiJP for the tip.
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