Bandai Namco Entertainment officially confirmed that Tekken 8 is not getting the anti-piracy software Denuvo.
Tekken 8 Will Not Have Denuvo
Tekken 8 Director Katsuhiro Harada has confirmed that the next entry in the Tekken franchise will not be using Denuvo. According to his post on Twitter, he confirmed that the development will not introduce Denuvo or anything else into the game. He also stated that Tekken 8’s End User License Agreement on Steam mentions Denuvo is being used under the third-party software category.
Harada Assures Fans
“[T]his EULA is probably simply a copy/paste of TEKKEN7 or something…” Harada posted. “Anyway, I’ve no plans to introduce Denuvo or anything else in TEKKEN8, so stop your tedious allergic reactions to every single thing & sit quietly (sit the hell down).”
Denuvo is an anti-tamper and DRM software that is used to protect triple A games against piracy on PC. Unfortunately, it has side effects to the game that it has been installed to like slowing down issues, always-online requirement, and sometimes it could cause crashes. It is highly advised by PC gamers to not buy games with Denuvo installed in them and wait it out until the developers decide to remove the security feature.