Assassin’s Creed Origins is currently facing a controversy due to its use of anti-tamper solution Denuvo. The game has been out since October 27th but it has yet to receive any crack from hackers, which shows that the DRM is working right now. Rumors circulating the web indicated that the DRM solution was implemented at the cost of CPU usage with an additional 40% usage recorded purely for the purpose of DRM, however Ubisoft has confirmed to us in a statement that this is not true and that the DRM has no effect on the performance of the game on PC.
“We’re confirming that the anti-tamper solutions implemented in the Windows PC version of Assassin’s Creed Origins have no perceptible effect on game performance, ” said Ubisoft in an official statement.
“In order to recreate a living, systemic and majestic open world of Ancient Egypt, where players can witness all of its stunning details, its beautiful landscapes & incredible cities, in a completely seamless way with no loading screens, Assassin’s Creed Origins uses the full extent of the minimum and recommended PC system requirements here: http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1759689 while ensuring a steady 30 FPS performance.
We’re committed to ensuring the most optimum experience possible for everyone, and we advise any players who may encounter performance issues on PC to check out support.ubi.com as there might be already a workaround or to contact us further explaining their issues so that we can solve them.”
There has been allegations in the past that Denuvo DRM affects game performance at the cost of protection from hackers, but this has never really been proven for the most part.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is out now on PC. The game is also available for the PS4 and Xbox One and will support the improved hardware of the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. It will get HDR support in a patch on November 7th while it currently supports 4K resolution on both of these platforms.