The eleventh installation of the Resident Evil franchisee named Biohazard was developed and released by Japanese video game development company Capcom on January 24, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It also happens to be one of the few mainstream games to support VR technology (PlayStation). Like most games these days, Resident Evil 7 is protected by Denuvo’s anti-tamper technology.
Around a year ago, Chinese hacker group 3DM, known for being notorious for cracking games even before their release, announced that Denuvo was too hard to crack and they would take a break off bypassing games and releasing the cracked version to the world. Just a week after the release of Biohazard, 3DM has managed to make a comeback and cracked the game, much faster than the amount of time a Denovu protected game takes to crack.
The director of Denovu, Thomas Goebl told Eurogamer, “Please note that we always position our Anti-Tamper solution as hard to crack, not as uncrackable. So far only one piracy group has been able to bypass it. He further stated that they are continuously working on ways to improve the anti-tampering technology and plan faster security updates, Goebl also sounded defensive by saying ” It’s correct that the title in question was cracked some days after release. Given the fact that every unprotected title is cracked on the day of release—as well as every update of games—our solution made a difference for this title.”
After the breach of the game’s security, it is possible that Capcom would pull out Denuvo, entirely from Resident Evil 7 and may also seek a refund, to which Goebl wouldn’t comment about the time frames of refund for specific clients.