Leaked Crytek Documents Confirm Crysis 2 Remastered and Cost of Denuvo DRM

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Those rumors about Crytek remastering additional Crysis games appear to be true. A user on r/pcgaming has shared a leaked document that lists Crysis 2 Remastered, the PC version of which will evidently be released as an Epic Games Store exclusive similar to Crysis Remastered.

The statement of work is actually related to Denuvo and what Crytek has agreed to pay for the continually evolving anti-piracy technology. As detailed by “F*CKDRM” (whose username checks out), the DRM appears to cost a decent chunk of change. Here’s how it breaks down:

  • €140 000 for the first 12 months of “protection”, €126 000 before March 31, 2021;
  • €2 000 for every month after the initial 12 months;
  • €60 000 extra fee for products that receive over 500 000 unique activations in 30 days;
  • €0,40 per unique activation on WeGame platform;
  • €10 000 extra fee for each storefront (digital distribution service) the product gets put on.

And here’s how the lump sum model and per unit pricing looked back in 2016, courtesy of an older reddit discussion. Clearly, Denuvo is doing pretty well for itself with all of the blockbuster games that decide to implement its anti-tamper solutions.

  • Lump sum model:
    • AAA title (bigger 500k units on PC): €100 000
    • AA title (smaller 500k units on PC): €50 000
    • Indie title (less than 100k units on PC): €10 000
  • Per unit pricing:
    • €2 500 setup fee.
    • €0,15 per unit reported monthly based on Steam,… owners.
    • (optional) cost covering for on-site visit if requested.

As for Crysis 2 Remastered, none of the leaked materials from the recent Egregor hack seem to have divulged too many details about it, but we can follow Crysis Remastered’s example and assume that it’ll improve upon the original 2011 title with 8K textures and ray-traced effects. Crytek’s document was also dated in September, which means that the game could be revealed soon.

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