The last few months have seen a big jump in piracy among AAA games. Where previously games like FIFA would takes years to get cracked and pirated across torrent sites, lately most AAA games are being cracked within days if not hours of launch. Denuvo’s effectiveness has been brought into question multiple times. Things have gotten so dire that Bethesda actually dropped Denuvo from The Evil Within 2 just a few days before launch.
Right now, Assassin’s Creed: Origins’ game files have already been uploaded to torrent sites, waiting to be cracked. This is definitely bad news for developers and publishers, and the industry at large. It had seemed like piracy had been on a decline back in 2014-16, but this year it looks like it’s back in full swing. This also comes amidst news of big publishers moving away from AAA single player games. With piracy this rampant, it only makes sense for developers to make multiplayer focused games or games as a service.
We implore all our readers to support the games you like, and buy them.