Almost a year after its launch, Square-Enix decided that the time was right to finally say goodbye to the anti-tamper protection provided by Denuvo in favor of the PC version of Marvel’s Avengers.
The decision made by mutual agreement between Square-Enix and the developers of Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal is not too surprising since several of the titles of the Japanese publisher have been progressively deprived of Denuvo protection over the last few years. In 2019, Square-Enix removed it from Life is Strange: Before the Storm and Octopath Traveler, and then in 2020 did the same with Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, Dragon Quest Builders 2 and Trials of Mana. We know that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will debut on the market protected by anti-tamper technology but it is quite likely that even in this case, sooner or later, it will be eliminated from the PC version.
The news is included in the latest 1.8GB update available for download on Steam, listed in the official patch notes. Users have already said they were curious to start the title to observe any changes to the general stability of the game. Denuvo is in fact often targeted by PC users, since its anti-piracy protections have often limited the performance of games (see the Resident Evil Village case).
Meanwhile, a leak has shown in advance the next free Marvel’s Avengers skin that will be available for PS Plus subscribers.