Some of you may remember that recently we reported that Just Cause 3 was proving hard to crack due to something called Denuvo, an anti-tampering piece of software that adds a layer of defence against those trying to make the game free for those who don’t own it.
Well it has been revealed that Far Cry Primal will use the Denuvo software. Now, as we reported before Denuvo isn’t uncrackable (as shown by Dragon Age Inquisition), but it certainly seems to make things harder in an attempt to deter crackers. It’s worth noting that Rise of the Tomb Raider’s image was spotted on Codefusion’s tech support site. This domain is registered to Reinhard Blaukovitsch, in Salzburg, where Denuvo’s HQ is based.
However, this is the worrying part. The section from the EULA (End User Licence Agreement) states
“Certain files of the anti-tamper technology may remain even after the product is uninstalled from your computer.”
This is behaviour typical of spyware. But these files do not count as spyware as the user is aware of their presence (even if you don’t read the EULA, it still counts unfortunately). But this does raise the question; why? Why do files need to remain on the computer? This behaviour is normally due to these files reporting back to organisations to aid with things such as advertising, however the actual reason these files must remain is unknown.