Denuvo Suggests Emulation Is Bad; Gets Absolutely Obliterated

Denuvo tweeted out about the dangers of emulation to promote their e-book

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  • Denuvo is an anti-tamper DRM that prevents games from getting pirated early on release. Over the years, the DRM has garnered controversy for its negative impact on performance. 
  • Denuvo recently tweeted out talking about the “dangers” of emulation in order to promote their e-book.
  • The tweet received drastic backlash from PC players all around for their stance. 

The infamous DRM company Denuvo experienced what can only be described as an avalanche of negativity after they posted a tweet warning about the “dangers of emulation” while promoting their eBook. People are coming together en masse to clown Denunvo for their tweet. 

Chances are, if you have been a PC player for any amount of time and play AAA games, then you have encountered Denuvo at least once. It’s a DRM service that has been employed in PC ports of numerous high-profile games such as the Resident Evil 4 remake, Hogwarts Legacy, Atomic Heart, and the Dead Space remake, to name a few. 

Denuvo has gained an infamous reputation for its performance cost on PC, causing frequent stuttering and frame drops in even the most optimized of PC ports, such as Resident Evil Village and the recently released Resident Evil 4 remake. So, of course, when they tried to take this bizarre stand against emulation, no one had it. 

Denuvo suggested that emulation is actually harmful to game developers while suggesting they read their e-books. Their tweet currently has 26 likes and 647 quote retweets at this time of writing, all of whom are lambasting Denuvo for their bizarre statement. The responses are calling out Denuvo for the impact of their anti-tamper DRM on the performance of games as well as falsely portraying emulation as harmful. 

On the topic of preservation, major publishers are suing the Internet Archive, a digital library that has been preserving and freely distributing books that have been lost to time. The Internet Archives recently lost a lawsuit after getting sued by publishers for copyright infringement. This has caused people all over the world to be concerned about the preservation of lost media. 

Preservation is near essential for any piece of media or literature, and in the case of emulation, it’s doing the job that game publishers constantly fail to do themselves. These recent times have called into question the future of media preservation; what comes next, we’ll have to wait and see. 

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