Good news arrives for players of Resident Evil Village on Steam. Following reports from fans that pirated copies of the game was working much better, because of the exclusion of the DRM software for anti-piracy, the company addressed the issue. It was first reported by DSO Gaming, that according to EMPRESS (a piracy group), discovered that removing the DRM software fixed the stuttering issues being faced by Steam users of Resident Evil Village.
At the time of this announcement by DSO Gaming, there was no legal way to play Resident Evil Village without the DRM. The issue, as reported EMPRESS, was Capcom’s Denuvo V 11 and the anti-tamper V3 were responsible for causing the glitch and in-game stuttering in busier areas of the game. It was unclear as to whether it was Denuvo’s DRM, Capcom or both that was responsible for the stuttering glitches, it is well-known in gaming circles that Denuvo’s DRM has often been blamed for performance issues in games.
However, in a tweet, released early July 20, 2021, Capcom addressed the issue saying the problem deep inside their own “additional DRM in their Denuvo-encrypted code”. Along with fixing this issue, the latest update has AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) which is aimed at improving the game quality while also ensuring image quality is not compromised. According to a report by Digital Foundry, the glitches have indeed been addressed but it is their opinion that players deserve more.
Resident Evil Village, the sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, is a first person survival horror game, supporting both single as well as multiplayer modes. It is the eighth and the latest game in the Resident Evil franchise and is published by Capcom. The game is currently available for PC, PlayStation® 5, PlayStation® 4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.