Anti-piracy measures for PC games may reduce or even stop pirated games by 2018.
A notorious video game pirating group known as 3DM, are a Chinese hacking group, who have revealed that they are concerned that they will be out of work due to the fact that copying games is harder to do. TorrentFreak have reported that, there has been huge frustration for hackers because of the number of high profile games that have been released.
Many games take much longer to hack, and some games still have yet to be cracked, such as Just Cause 3. These games have more protection because of a security system called Denuvo. It has been referred to as “anti-tamper” measure. The group known as 3DM managed to eventually hack Dragon Age Inquisition, but it was no easy job. Denuvo are working extremely hard to prevent these events from happening.
In a recent post from the hacking group 3DM, they said that, “Recently, many people have asked about cracks for Just Cause 3, so here is a centralized answer to this question. The last stage is too difficult and [Jun, our cracker] nearly gave up, but last Wednesday I encouraged him to continue.
“I still believe that this game can be compromised. But according to current trends in the development of encryption technology, in two years’ time I’m afraid there will be no free games to play in the world.”
Denuvo is a second layer of defense that adds onto whatever type of DRM the games use in the first place. It’s hard to say how the future of gaming will look, and how easy or request hacking will be due to the ever changing and advances in technology. Deuvo is being implemented more and more often, and was used for games like Mad Max and Rise of the Tomb Raider. If the anti-hacking system proves to be successful, then I’m sure it will be something that’s used more often.