Lies of P Devs Quietly Add Denuvo DRM Ahead Of The Game’s Release

Yet another entry muddled with the controversial DRM tech.

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  • The studio behind Lies of P has added the controversial Denuvo DRM into the game only a few days before release. It was added to curb the piracy attempts.
  • The devs included the software on September 15 without officially announcing it beforehand. It was also only added after the review embargo lifted.
  • The users who pre-ordered the title are quite upset. Many players are upset by the new polemical change, which could also affect the sales of the game.
  • The hardcore Souls-like is set to release on September 18, 2023, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, MacOS, and PC. 

Lies of P is among the most awaited Souls-like entries in recent times and for good reasons. But many fans have been outraged recently after the devs sneakily introduced Denuvo DRM in the game. The tech has been added only a few days before the title releases out in the wild, causing massive spurts of backlash to arise from the players. The anti-tampering software has been included to ensure the entry does not get pirated by bad actors.

Lies of P has added the controversial Denuvo DRM into the game.
Lies of P devs have added the controversial Denuvo DRM into the game.

Trekking through the Steam tracking site, SteamDB, reveals that the Denuvo DRM was added to Lies of P on September 15. It is only four days before the title comes out. Previously, the devs have made no mention of introducing the anti-tampering tech. So it has certainly caught the excited community by surprise; gamers who pre-ordered the entry are feeling deceived because it was not shared by the team ahead of time.

The Denuvo DRM was added in Lies of P on September 15.
The Denuvo DRM was added in Lies of P on September 15.

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Additionally, it feels bizarre that the studio added the anti-tampering software only after the review embargo had lifted and reviews started flooding the gaming ecosystem. Lies of P sales may suffer a dip because of the inclusion of the controversial software. 

Lies of P is the closest thing to Bloodborne PC, and many users are excited about it. The action RPG’s demo has already accumulated over a million downloads. Moreover, some already describe it as the best non-FromSoftware Souls-like they have ever played. 

However, the integration of the Denuvo DRM has already started eating away at some of the fans’ hype. It remains to be seen how its addition will impact Lies of P; many other titles have suffered from performance and optimization issues after Denuvo was introduced to them. Some new Denuvo features may also make it difficult for users to bring mods to the games that use it. The devs have yet to issue an official statement on the matter.

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Lies of P is slated to come out on September 18, 2023, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, MacOS, and PC. It takes inspiration from the popular novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio” and explores it through the lens of a grim yet graceful setting of the Belle Epoque era.

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