Additional fraud protection mechanism in online games from a company Denuvo The controversy creates a host of annoying issues for players who have already purchased the latest action title
American game developer and distributor Bethesda has had a disappointing period recently, with the titles Fallout 76, Wolfenstein Youngblood and Rage 2 all considered failures in relation to their high expectations based on the success of those who preceded them - and precisely when it all seems to get back on track Doom Eternal comes the surprising update that is provoking great anger among those who have already acquired the violent action title.
Doom Eternal received very positive reviews from players and critics alike when launched in March, with decent technical performance and fast and addictive gameplay that feels like a refinement and a step forward for the glorious brand. Even the use of the company's recognized file protection Denuvo Did not detract from the amiable reception - perhaps because in most versions of the game he hid an alternate executable that did not include the technologyDRM This so that virtually all players could make a light switch and get your game in a 'cleaner' configuration.
Now, the company has launched the first significant content update for the game - which includes the new Denuvo Anti Cheat technology, which is designed to make it harder for scammers to manipulate online game modes inDoom Eternal. This is a fairly legitimate goal for the gaming community, but the problem is that installing this new defense mechanism is based on a driver with deep authorization accesses (Ring 0) to the operating system, from a company that is not necessarily known to everyone as having a flawless reputation in its developments.
With the new update you can no longer run the Doom Eternal without the mechanismDenuvo Anti Cheat, even if you are interested in playing in single-player plot mode, with the installation of the new driver giving practical permissions for a variety of collecting actions on the part of Denuvo - and also puts the stability of the entire operating system at a certain risk (if any bugs are discovered in the new and young product).
There are already reports on the net that the Doom Eternal update brings with it system crashes Windows (The familiar blue death screen), drops of tens of percent in performance and even inability to run the title on Linux-based systems en masse - and naturally many are quick to attribute most of these situations to the unexpected addition of Denuvo Anti Cheat. The developer and distributor state that the Anti Cheat mechanism will only be activated when Doom Eternal will be activated, and will stop working as soon as you close the game, and also promise that they are examining in depth the fresh reports of technical issues - but it seems that this snowball has already started to roll and it will be difficult to stop it.
Players are angry, probably rightly so, at not being notified in advance at the time of purchase that there are plans to integrate the fraud protection system which is now a mandatory add-on to run the game - and there are countries around the world that violate various rating agencies' guidelines.
However, it is worth noting that the very idea of creating a new generation of Anti Cheat mechanisms that will be more effective and powerful is welcome. Many online gaming communities today are suffering from a flurry of scammers ruining the experience - and it seems that after the fresh action game Valorant gained its own defense system at the level of a deep manager level and the entry level of a company Denuvo To the game this is an area that will gain momentum quickly in the coming years, even if not everyone will get excited about it.
We can only hope that the sound of the shout that is rising now will causeBethesda Fix the errors as soon as possible, and learn a lesson for the future (and also teach other gaming companies that may join the trend) how to do it right, with minimal harm to legitimate players who just want to enjoy the product they bought with the best of their money.