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Ubisoft has managed to protect Assassin's Creed Origins from pirates for an entire month

Back in October, Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed: Origins which uses the latest version of the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. Not only that, but Ubisoft has protected Denuvo with VMProtect. The French company has put VMProtect on top of Denuvo. And while some may claim that this implementation is eating additional CPU cycles, Ubisoft has managed to protect its game from pirates for an entire month.

As we’ve already reported, Assassin’s Creed Origins scales well on more than four CPU cores. However, the in-game performance is similar on both quad-core and six-core CPUs. Moreover, there is no performance benefit when Hyper Threading is enabled, even though the game scales even on twelve CPU threads. On November 1st, Ubisoft claimed that the game’s protection system does not have any perceptible effect on performance.

This isn’t something new though. Watch_Dogs 2, another open-world game from Ubisoft, shows the exact same behaviour. However, and contrary to Origins, Watch_Dogs 2 does not use VMProtect over Denuvo; it only uses the Denuvo anti-tamper tech.

Now this is a big win for Ubisoft and Denuvo. However, this success is not entirely due to Ubisoft’s VMProtect + Denuvo combo. It appears that Denuvo has issued a new version of its anti-tamper tech; a version that has not been cracked yet by pirates.

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