A recent update for the PC version of Mass Effect: Andromeda has improved facial animations (again), solved some problems, and added some new stuff to the multiplayer section of the game, according to the patch notes over on BioWare’s blog. Not according to the patch notes, however, is that the game’s Denuvo anti-tamper tech has apparently also been removed. Yo ho ho, and whatever.
Whether the DRM was discarded because the game has reached its sales target, or because Denuvo’s anti-tamper tech is totally busted now is a matter of speculation for the moment, but a number of other games using the same DRM have also purged it, including EA’s Titanfall 2. Much like Steam’s catalogue, both games are protected to some extent by the publisher’s Origin client, though.
Mass Effect: Andromeda shipped with an outdated version of Denuvo’s DRM, and was cracked by galactic pirates within 10 days of launch. A subsequent update corrected this, locking out illegitimate copies of the game at the same time, but as with everything else in the DRM scene, that was only ever a temporary fix.
Why bother? Discuss.