Gamers have reason to believe that Bandai Namco’s upcoming ambitious fighting game, Tekken 8, will feature Denuvo protection on PC, but producer Katsuhiro Harada disagrees.
As blogger PC_enjoyer noted on Twitter (record already deleted), added recently to the Tekken 8 Steam page License Agreement contains a mention of Denuvo’s presence in the game and the need for the user to come to terms with it.
For a find reacted Harada. According to him, the Tekken 8 license agreement is probably just copied from the Tekken 7 side (it only had that protection) and he has no plans to introduce Denuvo into the game.
“In general, I’m not going to add Denuvo or anything like that to Tekken 8, so quit your pesky allergic reactions to everything and sit still (calm down, damn it)”Harada addressed the tense fans.
As noted by the portal PC gamerDespite Harada’s firm tone, his statement does not guarantee the absence of Denuvo in Tekken 8. The protection took place in the last game, and the producer himself is not even sure where the license agreement came from.
Denuvo was released in 2014 and has a mixed reputation. It is believed among gamers that the protection negatively affects the game’s performance, but the developers of the system call these claims speculation.
Tekken 8 is being made for PC (Steam), PS5, Xbox Series X and S. Release dates are not given. As part of the recent EVO 2023 tournament, the developers introduced two fighters – Crow and newcomer to the series Azusenu.