The villainous lair simulator Evil Genius 2: World Domination may have Denuvo Digital Rights Management in the final product.
A quick look at the Steam Database page for Evil Genius 2: World Domination shows that a branch of the game’s code has speculatively been made with the intent of testing Denuvo’s DRM. The branch titled “externalpartner” and build ID 6152166 is accompanied with the description as “Builds for Denuvo”.
Evil Genius 2: World Domination was announced almost two years ago by publisher Rebellion. The game follows villainous masterminds building their own lairs for nefarious purposes.
You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.
The World Is JUST Enough!
Evil Genius 2 is a satirical spy-fi lair builder, where players take control of an Evil Genius and set their plans for world domination in motion. When it feels this good to be bad, the Forces of Justice don’t stand a chance!
Build your own unique evil lair and cover operation, Train a force of criminal minions, Defend your Lair from the Forces of Justice, and Dominate the world with a Doomsday Device in this direct sequel to the 2004 cult classic!
Every villain needs an island lair, so pick your paradise and put your own sinister stamp on it! Shape the internal structure of your hazardous hideaway to fit your play-style, and construct wonderfully wicked devices for your minions to put to use.
Competence isn’t going to cut it when you’re running an evil operation. As you expand and train your minion workforce, you can create new specialists to help further your evil plans! Need something a little more…intimidating? Recruit powerful Henchmen that complement your play style; every mastermind needs a right hand…or several, in fact!
The Forces of Justice are annoyingly punctual, so supplement your brute force by researching and developing a series of trap networks! Send those do-gooders spinning with a Pinball Bumper, or put the chomp on them with the Venus Spy-Trap. While one trap is good, more is…evil-er. Combo your traps to banish intruders for good!
Carry out evil schemes to further your plot to build a Doomsday Device and dominate the world! Sell the British Royal Family, Kidnap the Governor of Maine, and literally BAKE ALASKA. With hundreds of potential objectives, variety is the spice of strife.
Denuvo is anti-tamper technology intended to prevent users from cracking and pirating software, typically video games. Denuvo’s anti-tamper technology has been criticized for its alleged negative impact on performance for legitimate players.
As a result it has been removed from games on multiple occasions in response to player feedback. Games such as Doom Eternal, Devil May Cry 5, and Resident Evil 2 have all had Denuvo patched out of their games due to its alleged negative impact on legitimate players.
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