PC games that leverage Denuvo’s anti-tamper technology and DRM may have trouble running on Intel’s upcoming 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake” processors. This is according to a lengthy developer guide published by Intel, which includes a section discussing potential compatibility issues that Alder Lake might have with modern DRM solutions. The section reveals that Intel is still working with Denuvo to ensure its DRM’s compatibility with the new Alder Lake platform.
From Intel’s Alder Lake developer guide:
If your existing or upcoming game uses a DRM middleware, you might want to contact the middleware provider and confirm that it supports hybrid architectures in general, and the upcoming Intel ADL platform in particular. Due to the nature of modern DRM algorithms, it might use CPU detection, and should be aware of the upcoming hybrid platforms. Intel is working with leading DRM providers such as Denuvo to make sure their solutions support new platforms.
Some of the recent PC titles that include Denuvo’s anti-tamper technology and DRM include Resident Evil Village, Deathloop, and Back 4 Blood. The company’s latest product is Denuvo Anti-Cheat, a technology that debuted with DOOM Eternal but was later removed following complaints by players.