In the fan community, the anticipation of the imminent release of Payday 3 has been somewhat dampened since the confirmation of the online obligation. Now a controversial DRM system has also been confirmed as protection against piracy.
Deep Silver and Starbreeze have now confirmed that the new heist shooter Payday 3, which will be released next September, will use the controversial DRM system Denuvo. Anti-tamper technology is said to help in the fight against video game piracy, and in this case it comes on top of Starbreeze’s Nebula activation service itself. The players also have to deal with several systems at the same time.
Previously, there had sometimes been an outcry in the community because Payday 3 requires an online obligation to gamble, even if you want to start solo. So even if you want to tackle a heist alone, that’s only possible as long as you also have an internet connection.
After the use of Nebula was previously known, the now additionally communicated use of Denuvo in addition to the online obligation is quite surprising for some players. The DRM system has a bad reputation in the gaming scene because it can affect performance on PCs and has sometimes caused a lasting deterioration in the performance of various players.
The bottom line, however, is that the fight against illegal versions of the game is obviously more important to the developers at the moment. The use of Denuvo can at least help to keep cracked game versions longer from the market. In some cases, the DRM system was removed via patch at a later point in time, so that could theoretically also be a possibility later on with Payday 3.
For now, though, you’ll have to live with Payday coming September 21, 2023 with Online Compulsion, Nebula, and Denuvo. The release is planned for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
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