Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Faces Performance Issues, Denuvo Anti-Tamper Tech Could Be the Culprit
Electronic Arts are gearing up to release the highly anticipated Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on April 28, but not without its fair share of performance issues and bugs. Although the game has received positive reviews and high scores on Metacritic, critics have also expressed concerns over these issues, urging fans to wait for patches before jumping in. Little do we know that Denuvo Anti-Tamper Tech might be the real issue here.
Respawn Entertainment, the developer behind the game, has confirmed that they’ve been working on addressing the bugs and performance issues. These fixes will arrive on launch day via an update. This patch is expected to fix bugs, enhance performance, and possibly, introduce more accessibility features.
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Our first patch will arrive on launch day across all platforms. In the weeks ahead, we’ll deploy patches that will:
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In particular, the game’s PC version seems to be plagued by CPU and VRAM optimization issues. The executable file for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is over 300MB, typical for games using Denuvo. Users who have inspected the file with HEX Editors have confirmed the presence of Denuvo. EA has a history of using this anti-tamper tech in its games, including Dead Space Remake and Need for Speed: Unbound.
There have been multiple reports claiming EA's Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (Denuvo DRM title) has poor performance on high end PC hardware and consoles
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— Denuvo Alerts (@DenuvoScum) April 27, 2023
While Denuvo has been successfully implemented in some games without negative impacts on performance, such as Dead Island 2, it remains a controversial topic among gamers due to its potential to hinder the gaming experience. The latest gameplay trailers for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor suggest that players may experience stutters during traversal sequences.
As Star Wars Jedi: Survivor makes its way to gamers worldwide, the true extent of the performance issues and the role of Denuvo Anti-Tamper Tech in causing them will undoubtedly be a hot topic for discussion. It remains to be seen whether EA and Respawn can effectively address these concerns and deliver the polished gaming experience that fans eagerly await.