Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Origins is still uncracked one month after its release. The game has a double layer of protection. Denuvo and VMProtect might be having a negative effect on Origins' performance.
Assassin’s Creed Origins came out on 27 October 2017, and its piracy protection has remained intact for an entire month. The news may come as a shock to many as we've seen the likes of Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Resident Evil 7 and Mass Effect: Andromeda cracked in record time.
Assassin’s Creed Origins sports a combination of Denuvo and VMProtect that has, so far, provided a nice warm coat of safety to Bayek and company. This kind of layered copy protection is different than what the previously mentioned games used.
The pairing of Denuvo and VMProtect has, so far, proven to work better than Pinot Noir and truffles. The combination seems more difficult for the pirates and hackers to crack into.
All of this comes after the initial backlash that had many reports crop up in order to blame the game's performance on the double protection. Ubisoft denied the said reports, but some players still claim that the protection eats up around 40 percent of their CPU power.
On top of using VMProtect, Origins is also using a new version of Denuvo. The same version appeared in Sonic Forces, Injustice 2, Football Manager 2018, Need for Speed Payback and Star Wars Battlefront 2. All these games are uncracked at the time of writing.
It seems like a new copy protection method has surfaced. We can, without a shred of a doubt, expect more games to have the same layers of protection in the future, or until this too falls victim to the unrelenting pirates of the world.