Yakuza Kiwami Gets Rid of Denuvo; Gets Launch Trailer

Yakuza Kiwami finally got a release date on PC and got a launch trailer as well showcasing the features available on the PC version.

The PC version of the game is similar to Yakuza 0 as it features 4k resolution support and an unlocked framerate. While most of the PC features will be similar to Yakuza 0 there’s one that caught our eye.

Yakuza 0 uses Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM which got cracked a few months ago, however, Yakuza Kiwami will not have Denuvo as the SteamDB page shows that it was removed today. Now that the Kiwami store page has been updated, it doesn’t have the “3rd Party DRM” warning that the Yakuza 0 page still has.

Yakuza 0 had a lot of issues at launch one of which was that the game would crash to desktop when launching it at random for a lot of users, which was not fixed for a lot of users even weeks after launch.

While a lot of users didn’t face that issue but those who did, blamed Denuvo for this. Maybe it really was the issue and SEGA don’t want a repeat of it again and are getting rid of it.

Yakuza 0 also launched in August and didn’t get cracked for about 4 months so some might say that Denuvo did its job well enough to ensure launch day sales. Maybe SEGA has lost faith in Deunvo being uncrackable but whatever the reason might be, I’m glad to see the removal of Denuvo.

I’m personally not a big fan of 3rd party DRM which can cause issues with a game that I bought. And since Yakuza Kiwami is available for just Rs 598 right now with its usual price at Rs 665, it won’t even break your bank to buy a game that’s chock-full of content.

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