Need For Speed: Payback had already made its way to torrent sites before launch. However, those are simply the game’s files, and not the crack.
Need For Speed: Payback is being protected by Denuvo, but given Denuvo’s track record over the past few months, we could expect to see the game cracked and being pirated quite soon. However, EA has been notorious with its games and DRM before, and this just might end up needing an online connection to even play on PC. They also might resort to taking measures similar to that as Assassin’s Creed: Origins did, and use VMProtect, which actually seems to be working.
Either ways, we’re excited to try Need For Speed: Payback and see if this finally is the return of the franchise. Though, if rumors are to be believed, it actually might not be.