Dishonored 2 uses Denuvo, gamers want to cancel their pre-orders

By: Costea Lestoc
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Dishonored 2 is the long anticipated sequel of the highly praised stealth title Dishonored. The game’s fans have been waiting for the release of Dishonored 2 for a long time, and they finally got what they asked for.

However, there is something gamers didn’t anticipate, and that’s the fact that the game comes with Denuvo. This is a security enhancement meant to protect video games from being illegally copied and distributed in large numbers. Denuvo allows users to install a game only on a limited number of devices, making it unavailable for anyone trying to install a copy of that exact disc.

I buy Denuvo and other DRM games but only when they go on decent sale, i’m not gonna pay full price for a game i can’t own.

Dishonored 2 fans are upset because this means the game comes with certain restrictions that could limit the gaming experience. The community is still trying to find out whether Denuvo will limit the number of machines the game can be activated on to 5 per day or 5 in total. If it is 5 machines in total, it completely removes the playability of the game in the future.

The question is, if Denuvo goes bust or shuts down for w/e reason, what happens to their servers? Do the games become unplayable?

Some people on the Steam and Reddit have genuine concerns about what would happen if Denuvo went out of business. Many wonder if they could continue to play the games that are currently relying on Denuvo for startup.

Bethesda took the decision to introduce Denuvo support as a security measure against illegal distribution of the game. There really isn’t any way to go around it: Gamers who want to play Dishonored 2 will have to accept Denuvo as part of the deal or give up playing the game completely.

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