This should come in as no surprise to those that keep up with DRM news, especially insofar that Capcom will use the anti-tamper tech and digital rights management (DRM) known as Denuvo when the horror-survival game, Resident Evil 3 Remake, releases for PC on April 3rd, 2020.
Way back on January 15th, 2020, website PC Game System Requirements posted a list of games that will release this year using Denuvo or some form of anti-tamper tech, and Resident Evil 3 Remake happened to be on that list.
The website highlights other big titles using Denuvo, which includes Gods and Monsters, Marvel’s Avengers, and Doom: Eternal.
And it looks like the site has a confirmation in that gamingbolt.com fished through Resident Evil 3 Remake’s Steam page to find it is boasting the controversial “protection service.”
“As confirmed via the game’s Steam page, the game [Resident Evil 3 Remake] will in-fact use the controversial anti-piracy software.”
I should highlight that the site makes mention of Resident Evil 2 Remake’s removal of the tamper-tech a year later, which could be presumed to happen with this game as well:
“Resident Evil 2 also used Denuvo, but it was removed roughly one year after release from the Steam version. The software has often been controversial with players due to its often excessive background use, and it’s also known for getting cracked quickly and easily. Regardless, it’ll be there for the survival horror remake.”
As for the game itself, producer Masao Kawada told Famitsu that story beats in this iteration are nearly the same as the original version, but more “rearrangements” are in place than Resident Evil 2 Remake.
Kawada also teased that those who know the game’s original ending and story will be able to find something “fresh” when playing the remake.