Release group CONSPIR4CY, or CPY, has released a crack for the Denuvo-protected game DOOM. The new crack comes exactly two weeks after the group's release of Inside.
With the release of DOOM the release group is able to show that anti-piracy software Denuvo is no longer a bulletproof option for developers to protect their games from being shared via illigitimate channels.
The game DOOM has been at the centre of attention of many Denuvo crackers. The game launched last May and has hasn't seen a scene release since that time. In August hacker Voksi released a bypass method for the game that was fixed days later.
In recent months several triple A development studios have signed contracts worth thousands of dollars with Denuvo Software Solutions GmbH, the Austrian company that develops the protection scheme, to use the software in their games.
Now that release group CONSPIR4CY has proven that Denuvo-protected games are no longer safe from being cracked game developers are expected to be less likely to use the software in their games.
Anti-piracy software included in games has long been scrutinized for causing all sorts of issues, including crashes and frame rate issues. When Microsoft released Windows 10 in 2015 hundreds of games protected by anti-piracy techonology SecuROM stopped working.
Denuvo is currently being developed by the same company that also worked on SecuROM, making gamers around the world wary of issues that could make their purchased game unusable in the near future.