Suicide Squad adds Denuvo DRM

As if there wasn't enough reason to be skeptical about Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, it appears controversial DRM Denuvo has been added to the PC version of the live service game just days before launch. The Steam Page for Suicide Squad was updated just yesterday to include the following warning message: Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Denuvo Anti-Tamper.

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Tough Nut to Crack

While historically Denuvo DRM has done a decent job of serving its purpose: preventing the game from being cracked and able to spread via piracy, it comes at a cost to those who legally purchase games with it included. In order for the DRM to properly work, every installation must include the Denuvo Anti-Tamper.

Unfortunately, Denuvo often leads to performance issues restricted to PC versions of games. Recently released Tekken 8 made sure not to include Denuvo after Tekken 7 launched on PC with horrid performance issues due to Denuvo.

Over on Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League's Steam Discussion Boards, players are already voicing their displeasure over the recent addition of Denuvo.

Nothing new for Warner Bros. Games

Honestly, I can't remember the last title published by Warner Bros. Games that didn't include Denuvo. Mortal Kombat launched with it, as did Hogwarts Legacy. By that metric alone, it's not necessarily unexpected that Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League will launch with Denuvo integrated. I think what's more disappointing is that it was seemingly added last minute, with no indication of its inclusion until just a couple of days before launch.

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League launches on February 2 on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Players who buy the $100 edition can get Early Access today, though servers may be down unexpectedly.

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