And all of us noticed that coming. When SEGA introduced that Sonic Mania could be utilizing the Denuvo anti-tamper tech, a variety of PC players obtained pissed off, particularly since this was not indicated on the sport’s Steam retailer web page previous to its launch. And whereas SEGA has not eliminated this anti-tamper tech from its title, pirates have managed to crack the sport.

This mainly signifies that the pirated model of Sonic Mania is presently the definitive model. That model packs all of the fixes and updates that the official model presently options, permits offline mode, and isn’t tormented by the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. And that actually sucks for all reputable house owners of the sport.

Now whereas Sonic Mania was cracked actually quick, it’s not the quickest Denuvo-cracked recreation. That honour goes to Resident Evil 7 which was cracked in just 4 days (and to RiME that was cracked in 5 days).

In RiME’s case, Tequila Works eliminated the Denuvo anti-tamper tech as soon as the sport was cracked. Equally, id Software program, IO Interactive and BioWare eliminated Denuvo from DOOM, Hitman and Mass Impact: Andromeda.

It will likely be attention-grabbing to see whether or not SEGA will take away the Denuvo anti-tamper tech now that the sport has been cracked. It’s value mentioning that the Sonic Mania workforce had no say in the implementation of the Denuvo anti-tamper tech.

As at all times, we received’t permit hyperlinks to pirated content material, and those that share such hyperlinks will more than likely get banned.

Oh, and we do should share this superb tweet from GOG concerning Sonic Mania’s DRM controversy.