Sega and TwoPoint Studios managed to capture a hot start with the release of Two Point Hospital on Steam back on August 30th. The game received a lot of praise and a few criticisms, mainly centering around the game’s inclusion of Denuvo’s anti-tamper DRM. Sega is notorious for having the anti-tamper tech included in their games, but just a week removed from release, the developers made a post on the Steam forums indicating that the Denuvo DRM has been removed from Steam.
On September 4th, 2018 a post was made on the Steam forums by developer Lauren Carter, who informed the community that in addition to making a number of fixes to the game they also removed the Denuvo DRM, as spotted by GI.biz.
The line is buried at the bottom of all the fixes and changes, where it reads…
“• Replaced Denuvo anti-tamper with Steam DRM”
The comment sections in the forum thanked the developers for having removed the Denuvo DRM and replaced it with the Steam API.
As noted in the article and in other various interviews, Denuvo claims that it’s not DRM and that it doesn’t inhibit performance, but this was proven to be untrue when tests were done on Tequila Works’ RiME, which suffered major slowdown and FPS issues on the PC version. After Denuvo had been disabled, the game ran much better.
As for Two Point Hospital, you can pick up a digital copy of the game right now from the Steam store for $34.99.