Ghostwire Tokyo March 2022 Video game Releases

Ghostwire: Tokyo PC Update Quietly Removes Denuvo DRM

Bethesda and Tango Gameworks have released an update for Ghostwire: Tokyo on PC that quietly removed the controversial anti-piracy Denuvo DRM technology, a full two years after the game initially launched. According to SteamDB, the update was unscheduled.

PC players will be pleased to know that Bethesda and Tango Gameworks have removed Denuvo DRM from Ghostwire: Tokyo, a controversial anti-piracy measure that negatively impacts the performance of several games on PC. Bethesda hasn’t provided any patch notes or made an official announcement about the update, so it’s unclear why the company chose to quietly remove it at this stage.

Interestingly, Ghostwire: Tokyo originally didn’t launch with Denuvo DRM in 2022. According to PC Gamer, it was only implemented one year later as part of the game’s Spider’s Thread update. Since then, PC players have reported numerous instances of the DRM technology negatively impacting their performance, as is the case with most games that use it. Perhaps Bethesda and Tango Gameworks had a sudden change of heart.

Ghostwire: Tokyo initially released as a timed exclusive on PS5 (alongside PC) before making its way to Xbox Series X/S one year later.

The game’s official description reads:

“Face the unknown, uncover the truth and save the city Tokyo is overrun by deadly supernatural forces as a dangerous occultist causes the city’s population to vanish in an instant. Join forces with a powerful spectral entity on their quest for vengeance and master a powerful arsenal of abilities to unravel the dark truth behind the disappearance as you FACE THE UNKNOWN in Ghostwire: Tokyo.”

If you haven’t picked up Ghostwire: Tokyo yet – a supremely underrated game, in my opinion – and are planning to at some stage, make sure you read our guide offering some handy tips and tricks to help you get started. Read our full review for our in-depth thoughts too.

Source: SteamDB

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