Lots of users, indeed, they did not welcome the installation of a kernel-mode driver (so with full access to the system) to be able to even face the story for single player, thus giving life to a campaign against the title and invading the digital stores of negative reviews.
Given the reaction of the players, Bethesda has decided to retrace its steps and announced that the next update 1.1, in addition to solving some problems, will remove Denuvo Anti-Cheat.
We are currently working on PC only Update 1.1 for DOOM Eternal that will remove Denuvo anti-cheat and address a number of crashes. https://t.co/EpiK3URxvn
– id Software (@idSoftware) May 20, 2020
Marty Stratton, executive producer of Doom Eternal, said:
Despite our best intentions, the feedback from the players made it clear that we need to reevaluate our approach to anti-cheat integration. With that said, we will be removing anti-cheat technology from the game with the next PC update. As we examine the implementation of other systems in the future, at a minimum we will consider providing those who only play the single player campaign to enjoy the title without installing any anti-cheat, as well as ensuring that the overall timing of any anti-cheat integration is will best align with players’ expectations on initiatives – such as ranked or competitive matches – where the demand for anti-cheat is greater.
Stratton also added that the Denuvo Anti-cheat system did not cause any performance problems or system crashes.
We remember that Doom Eternal it is also available for Sony Playstation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and Google Stadia.
In our review we said that «Lovers of the series will be literally ecstatic with what Id software has managed to do with Doom Eternal, which sets new standards for the genre while remaining firmly anchored to the old school setting.»