Controversial anti-piracy DRM Denuvo has been dropped from another game, Humankind, due to concerns of its impact on performance. This decision follows Resident Evil Village, the cracked version of which performed better than the original release. BioWare also removed Denovo from Mass Effect Legendary Edition in June, presumably to improve performance and/or decrease its install size. Amplitude Studios announced that despite fears of piracy, it would take Denuvo out to ensure that players could have the best possible gaming experience. Humankind will release on August 17.
[…] our priority is always the best possible experience for the players who buy our games and support us. Denuvo should never impact player performance, and we don’t want to sacrifice quality for you guys. We believe that it’s possible with the right integration, which is what we wanted to test during the Closed Beta. However, we found that the way it was currently integrated was not good enough, and it’s not something we can fix before release. So, we are taking it out. – Romain, CCO & Studio Head