Humankind, one of my most anticipated games of 2021, was going to have Denuvo acting as its digital rights management (DRM). But after its developers found that it was impacting performance, they took it straight out.
The strategy game, which is shaping up to be Civilization’s first real competition in years, has been playable by fans and testers for a while, and those players have been giving feedback to developers Amplitude Studios during a closed beta. Part of that feedback involved some issues with Denuvo, and how it was impacting game performance, something that critics of the DRM/enjoyers of smooth video games have been saying for a while.
As a result, Amplitude have made the decision to remove Denuvo from the