Back 4 Blood, the zombie shooter game that is the first game from Turtle Rock Studios since 2015, has apparently been given Denuvo anti-tamper software prior to its launch. Back 4 Blood comes out on October 12, but who knows how the reveal of Back 4 Blood Denuvo might go over with the fanbase.
Back 4 Blood is Turtle Rock Studios’ first game since 2015, when the studio released the asymmetrical multiplayer game Evolve. However, it seems like Turtle Rock is aiming to get back to its roots with Back 4 Blood, since it came out of Turtle Rock’s prior experience developing the original Left 4 Dead game.
However, DRM has often been a scourge for many gamers, even though it allegedly helps to deter pirates attempting to download the game from illicit sources without paying. Apparently, the addition actually happened on September 28, though it hasn’t become apparent to players until recently.
While Denuvo is intended to fight piracy, what upsets many players about the announcement is that Denuvo often harms the performance of actual, legitimate players during gameplay. This has been noticed in some recent high-profile releases like Resident Evil 8’s PC version, though that was fixed by Capcom optimizing Denuvo to run in the game.
Various betas in the game’s past have gone over well, so hopefully despite the addition of Denuvo, Back 4 Blood will do well on its release. Only time will tell exactly how long Denuvo lasts, however; many games using it have come out and had Denuvo cracked soon afterwards, though that might at least mean that Turtle Rock will take Denuvo off.
However the Back 4 Blood Denuvo thing turns out, hopefully Turtle Rock Studios will have a big success on its hands. While Left 4 Dead 2 is still a highly popular and much-played game, many players might be excited at the prospect of a new zombie game from the original creators.
Back 4 Blood will be releasing on October 12 for Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, Xbox Series X, and Playstation 5.