Last year, Ubisoft launched the new Assassin’s Creed game called the Assassins Creed Origins. The game comes with Denuvo 4.8 piracy protection system, and it has been one of the first Denuvo 4.8 games to enjoy a reasonable length of copy protection. Now, after three months after its initial launch, hackers claim that they have finally managed to crack the game.
The announcement came from an Italian hacking group CPY, and this means that the people having a pirated version of the game will now be able to bypass its DRM protection. The game was bound to get hacked considering the fact that hackers managed to crack the Denuvo protection on Sonic Forces last week. Sonic Forces also uses the same protection; however, the Assassin’s Creed Origins managed to stay protected, thanks to the additional protection by VMProtect.
With that being said, it is definitely worth noting that Denuvo’s piracy protection did hold up pretty well. Most new games get cracked within days or weeks of release, but Assassin’s Creed Origins made its debut in October last year, and it managed to keep its various layers of protection intact this long.
Since the launch of Assassin’s Creed Origins, Denuvo has also launched a new version of their anti-tamper tech called the Denuvo 5.0 protection. The Denuvo anti-tamper tech is now offering around three months of protection for games. Although this isn’t a permanent fix, it will certainly help the developers keep the game intact, thereby boosting their early sales.
Now that hackers have managed to crack Denuvo’s protection, it remains to be seen if Ubisoft will go something new for its upcoming launches like the Far Cry 5 or stick to the same anti-tampering protection provided by Denuvo.