PC players are far too aware of Denuvo, an invasive anti-manipulation technology that game publishers use to prevent piracy. While perceived as non-combustible, it has in recent times encountered its struggle in the form of Voksi, a Bulgarian hacker credited with revitalization of the Denuvo cracking scene. And where Denuvos anti-piracy technology has failed, it has made use of the long arm of the law to keep its technology scary. Voksi has been arrested with the Bulgarian authorities.
"It eventually happened," Voksi posted on Reddit. "I can not say it was not expected. Denuvo filed me a case against the Bulgarian authorities." Police came yesterday and took my server PC and my personal PC. I had to go to the police afterwards and explain myself. Later today I contacted Denuvo myself and offered them a peaceful solution to this problem. They can not say anything for sure yet, but they said the last word is by the lawyer. "
That said, Voksi will not be able to continue his work.
" Unfortunately, I can not do what I did anymore. I did what I did for you and of course because inflated software in our games should not be allowed. Maybe someone else can continue my fight, his post continues.
The fact that Denuvo had to go in such lengths to protect himself is funny. Apparently, technology is not as good as advertised and has previously been called out by consumers to be invasive.
Unless a game is sold on GOG, PC players do not have the option of a DRM-free version. At the age of a vowel base of players pulling out and often boycotting games based on that type of DRM watches you Denuvo ̵
"We talked to a few developers [and] some of them said that the numbers on Kickstarter for DRM-free version [of games] their backers are in single digit," explained Pune-based Nodding Heads founder and lead designer Avichal Singh to Gadgets 360 in a previous interview. "Although it seems that people ask for it, we do not even have more than ten messages asking for it. We were okay making that decision. It was scary because you do not want to give EXE to anyone and we do not know what which will happen. It may hurt you later, why we did not. "
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