Devil May Cry 5 PC given potential performance boost by DRM removal
Denuvo was said to reduce performance by up to 20fps
Capcom has removed the controversial Denuvo DRM from Devil May Cry 5 PC.
Denuvo is an anti-tamper technology used in several PC games from Ubisoft, Sega and Capcom, designed to prevent piracy.
However, the DRM scheme has been criticised for its alleged high CPU usage during gameplay, which is claimed to significantly affect performance and frame rates.
A previous Denuvo-free version of Devil May Cry 5 released in error was claimed to increase the game’s frame rate by up to 20fps for some users.
Capcom removed Denuvo from another of its 2019 titles, Resident Evil 2, via an update released in December 2019.
The first mainline series entry to be released in over ten years, Devil May Cry 5 is primarily a single-player title, but it introduces a Cameo multiplayer system that enables online players to make guest appearances in each other’s games, either in real time, or through ghost data gameplay recordings.
Since the game’s release in March 2019, Devil May Cry 5 has sold some 2.7 million units, according to Capcom. According to the publisher’s records, only DMC4 (3m) has sold more copies in the franchise.
Devil May Cry 5 was made available on Xbox Game Pass in August.