Capcom has added Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM to Street Fighter 6 ahead of its launch on PC. The game recently scored glowing reviews across the board (you can read our review here) and is predicted to sell pretty well on release. While console players won’t have to worry about any restrictive or damaging technologies, PC players should be aware that Denuvo will exist in the game at launch which could hinder its performance.
Denuvo implementation continues to be a controversial topic for players. While it’s meant to combat piracy and cheating, the anti-tamper tech has been heavily criticised for impacting the performance of many PC games. Despite Capcom’s best efforts to backtrack and remove Denuvo from several of its past titles including Resident Evil Village, Devil May Cry 5 and Monster Hunter World, it looks like the company is making a strange U-turn on Street Fighter 6.
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Capcom’s latest releases including the Resident Evil 4 remake have implemented Denuvo DRM so it’s not surprising that Street Fighter 6 will also have it. The company recently updated the fighting game’s Steam page to include this information which has not gone down well with most players, particularly those strictly against the tech.
Gaming companies in favour of Denuvo have constantly reassured players that it doesn’t tamper with the game’s performance. However, when the cracked version of Resident Evil Village was tested in 2021, players discovered that it ran considerably better without Denuvo, drawing the conclusion that it was likely Denuvo causing the problems in the first place. Multiple updates were released to improve the game’s performance but it wasn’t enough to convince players.
If you’re picking up Street Fighter 6 on PC, be aware of potential performance issues. In theory, there really shouldn’t be none but it’s best to approach Denuvo-stamped games with some caution these days.
Street Fighter 6 launches on 2 June 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Read our full review right here.
Source: DSO Gaming