Just recently, we wrote about how Trials of Mana was able to surpass sales expectations. Now, we have more good news about the game: Square Enix has removed Denuvo, lessening the game’s file size in the process.
If you didn’t know, Denuvo is an anti-tamper technology that makes gaming difficult for so many people. For one thing, playing games without an internet connection makes it close to impossible with Denuvo. Not only that, but Denuvo games will need reactivation if you make any hardware changes, or even if you just haven’t played the game in a while.
Denuvo got removed from Trials of Mana, and the exe became half a gig lighter as a result. Remind me again why it isn't considered bloatware by more people ? pic.twitter.com/y55b10ChFN
— Osha (@Oshamoff) August 26, 2020
That being said, there have been constant debates on the internet whether Denuvo is a good or bad thing. Some consider it to be bloatware, while others do not. However, after the new Trials of Mana update wherein Denuvo was removed, the game’s file size was decreased by 544 MB.
It’s also worth noting that when the demo was released on Steam, the game was cracked within a day even when Denuvo was incorporated. This makes you wonder just how well this anti-piracy technology does its job.
Trials of Mana isn’t the first Square Enix game wherein Denuvo was removed, though. The company also decided to take it out from Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 as well as Deus Ex Mankind Divided.
Square Enix did confirm that they will be launching Marvel’s Avengers Denuvo, though it would be exciting to see when they’ll decide to remove it as well.