The Shadow Of The Tomb Raider game underwent performance tests after Square Enix retired the controversial system.
According to SteamDB’s update logs, both Rise Of The Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider has been updated to remove Denuvo. The anti-piracy software has been blamed for causing performance problems in several games.
Developers add Download Rights Management (DRM) software to their games to prevent them from being pirated. These games usually require some processing power to perform the checks frequently. Usually, the software is only effective for a limited period of time after a game is launched, as pirates eventually bypass it. Often, once this happens, developers remove the software from their game.
The software has often been criticised for causing performance problems in games. The most notable demonstration of this was with Resident Evil Village. A pirated version of the game was released and showed better performance than the official version running Denuvo. However, Capcom later released a patch that mitigated the performance issues in the official version.
Rise Of The Tomb Raider was released in 2015, so players have had to deal with the DRM software for seven years. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was released in 2018. Both versions of the game now also support Nvidia DLSS. This software uses AI rendering technology to improve image quality in games and provide better frame rates. It does this by running the game at a lower resolution and then using upsampling to return to the desired resolution. However, this feature is only available on Nvidia RTX graphics cards.
Source : NME