Electronic Arts and Respawn have removed the Denuvo anti-tamper tech from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order . It was about time, one might say, since the game dates back to 2019 and by now it didn’t make much sense to keep DRM active.
Publisher and developer did not disclose the reasons for the removal, but it is likely that it was due to Denuvo’s incompatibility with Intel’s latest Alder Lake CPUs. In short, another game that loses the infamous DRM , after yesterday it was the turn of Injustice 2 to follow the same path. Last month Denuvo was removed from Bandai Namco’s Tekken 7 and Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown , Square Enix’s NieR: Replicant, Crytek’s Crysis Remastered , and 2K Games’ Mafia Definitive Edition.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order suffered from stuttering issues when loading new areas. Now it will be interesting to see if the removal of Denuvo will eliminate the problem, as happened with other games.
Denuvo has been accused on several occasions of affecting the performance of games, such as in Resident Evil Village and Deathloop , just to name two very recent cases.