VMProtect is a whole other thing, though, with a lot of gamers claiming at the game’s launch that it causes CPU performance problems on PC. Ubisoft denied this, explaining on the Steam forums that “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”, and that the DRM has “no perceptible effect on game performance”.
Or, you know, buy it on console instead with no copy protection whatsoever.
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