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DRM Software Causing Performance Issues In PC Version Of Tekken 7, Says Producer

by Suriel Vazquez on Apr 14, 2018 at 02:39 PM

Though Tekken 7's PC version can often look sharper than its console counterparts, it also includes DRM software Denuvo, which is currently causing some problems.

Longtime Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada recently took to Twitter to confirm concerns that Denuvo was causing performance issues in the fighting title during certain attacks.

As per the tweet, the issue is tied entirely to how Denuvo interfaces with the game, meaning there's little the user can do on their end to fix the problem. Harada assures players the team is working on a fix.

Denuvo has had some issues in the past with other PC titles, including an issue that made Sonic Mania unplayable offline.

For our review of the PlayStation 4 version of Tekken 7, head here.


Our Take
In a fighting game, frame drops at the wrong moment can be a gut punch. While the need to combat pirates is a reasonable one for most companies, it's a bummer that legitimate users are often the ones who get shafted in the process.