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Denuvo has issued a statement to PC Gamer confirming reports of PC gamers being unable to play Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Mortal Kombat 11, and many other high-profile titles that utilized its controversial DRM this Sunday (November 7). According to the Austrian company, these games could not be launched due to domain issues, which isn’t surprising based on the error messages (e.g., server not reachable) that frustrated gamers were receiving over the weekend. Denuvo has promised that it is working on improvements to ensure that this doesn’t happen again.

From PC Gamer:

“A Denuvo domain was unreachable yesterday afternoon CET. The problem was fixed after we got notified from our automatic system control,” a spokesperson said. “After the fix, there was no whatsoever restriction or limitation for the gamer. Denuvo is working to implement further improvements to avoid such downtime in the future.”

Social media suggests that this could have all been avoided if Denuvo had remembered to do something as simple as renew a domain name to prevent it from expiring. Other games that were affected reportedly include Football Manager 2022, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Persona 4 Golden.

Source: PC Gamer

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5 Comments

  1. Denuvo sure has had a lot of brush fires in the last year or two and you’d think if they wanted to improve customer confidence there’d be better QA to prevent something like this from happening in the first place. It’s not like there’s big buck$ on the line with all the big name contracts they land or anything.

  2. [QUOTE=”Peter_Brosdahl, post: 43627, member: 87″]
    Denuvo sure has had a lot of brush fires in the last year or two and you’d think if they wanted to improve customer confidence there’d be better QA to prevent something like this from happening in the first place. It’s not like there’s big buck$ on the line with all the big name contracts they land or anything.
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    Until it gets to the point where the likes of Ubisoft and EA stop contracting with them, I don’t see them doing that.

    It’s not like boycotts over DRM-included games have made a dent in sales, most users are completely ignorant of it, and that’s how the big distributors and Denuvo want to keep it.

  3. DRM is a classic bait and switch scam. They convinced publishers that they are actually getting something for their money. But it could never be verified. You can’t run a practical experiment on whether a game sells more copies with DRM. So it is a perfect scam that can never be proven.

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