Monster Hunter Rise, the sixth mainline entry in Capcom’s creature-slaying motion RPG, is now damaged on Steam Deck. It appears that evidently, proper after the corporate changed its previous digital rights administration (DRM) software program with a brand new one, the sport simply wouldn’t boot up anymore. That sucks, however Capcom is investigating the problem.
DRM is sort of controversial throughout the PC gaming area. Principally, it’s used to stamp out piracy and different unlawful technique of getting your fingers on copyrighted works. In follow, although, DRM tends to counterattack no matter software program a recreation runs on like optimistic and unfavourable costs repelling one another. That is what occurred with Resident Evil Revelations, as Capcom lately added DRM to the 2012 recreation which reportedly caused tons of performance issues, prompting the studio to immediately roll that back as the sport was review bombed.
Now, the identical factor has occurred to Monster Hunter Rise. In a Steam update that dropped on January 22, Capcom stated that “some system knowledge shall be up to date.” Whereas the corporate didn’t make clear what this meant, VGC reported (by way of modder FluffyQuack) that the corporate changed Monster Hunter Rise’s Denuvo DRM tech with Enigma Protector DRM, the identical software program that broke Revelations.
As X/Twitter person _flowerworks_ demonstrates within the above video, Monster Hunter Rise simply doesn’t begin on Steam Deck anymore. Other folks within the official subreddit have additionally posted about the game being unplayable now that Capcom has replaced Denuvo with Enigma Protector.
Capcom is conscious that Monster Hunter Rise is damaged now, posting on the game’s Steam store page that the event workforce is “investigating” the problem.
“There have been stories of the sport not working on Steam Deck after updating to Ver.18.104.22.168,” Capcom stated. “The workforce is at present investigating this difficulty. We’ll let as quickly as we discover out extra, so please maintain on for additional data.”
Kotaku reached out to Capcom for remark.
It is a bummer, nevertheless it shouldn’t be too stunning. In October 2023, Capcom stated throughout an R&D presentation that recreation mods are the identical as dishonest. Since DRM doesn’t simply curb unlawful acquisition but in addition recreation tampering, and provided that mods mess with a recreation’s information, after all the corporate would do no matter it may to cease of us from tinkering with Capcom video games by any means obligatory. That doesn’t make it OK, particularly if the software program breaks a recreation.