It looks like Resident Evil Village’s PC performance woes are the result of the game’s DRM, according to a hacker who claims to have played a pirated version of the game.
As reported by DSOGaming, the hacker, called EMPRESS, alleged that the normal version of the game made use of Capcom’s anti-tamper V3 and Denuvo V11 and said that the pirated version was free of stuttering issues.
“All in-game stutters like the one from when you kill a zombie are fixed because Capcom DRM’s enty points are patched out so most of their functions are never executed anymore. This results in much smoother game experience,” they said.
DSOGaming’s John Papadopoulos said that he tried the pirated version of RE Village themselves for more than two hours and said that there was indeed no stutter, even in the catacombs of Lady Dimitrescu’s castle.
EMPRESS explained in a Reddit post, “All in-game stutters like the one from when you kill a zombie are fixed because Capcom DRM’s ent[r]y points are patched out so most of their functions aren’t executed anymore.”
They added, “The worst is that their DRM was fully obfuscated in Denuvo’s VM making it run even slower.”