As you know, Denuvo, the infamous anti-pirating software, makes it almost impossible for people to release unauthorized copies of a game. However, it would seem that the anti-pirating software has seen better day taking into account the fact that more and more unauthorized game copies have started to surface on the ‘underground’ market.
The latest victim of piracy is none other than Conan Exiles, the MMO-based survival RPG which was released last week. Funcom, Conan Exile’s developers, confirmed that the game has recently been pirated, and even managed to find out how it was done.
According to the company, one of the employees in charge with uploading the game on Steam, accidently upload an earlier build of the game. As chance would have it, the build uploaded on Steam did not have the Denuvo safeguard in place.
The result – a couple of days later the game was already pirated and gift-wrapped for those who want to try it out. Surprisingly enough, when confronted with the perspective of the game being played illegally due to an employee’s mishap, the company took it better than anticipated.
A Funcom developer declared that this is perhaps the best thing that could happen to Conan Exiles. When asked what he meant by his statement, the developer declared that the build released on Steam is far from being the final product.
The developer said that this version still has a lot of issues which should be fixed, come the next update. Meanwhile, the same dev said that although the company can do anything about players who end up using unauthorized copies of the game, maybe players will grow tired of using the same weapons, abilities, or doing the same quests, and switch to the original game.
The developer also mentioned something about new quests, Moba events, and other types of in-game actions that might change the mind of those who chose to play the pirated version of Conan Exiles.
In the meantime, we are looking forward to seeing what kind of game will Conan Exiles will be. From the gameplay reviews posted on YouTube, we can clearly see the new Conan game will be refreshing. Being an open-world game, Conan Exiles will allow players to explore a vast continent, while battling powerful foes and creating strong weapons. What’s even more intriguing is that the game allows players to switch from third-person perspective to a first-person perspective.
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