Before the release of 2Dark, developers promised a DRM-free version of the game, here’s what they said back then :-
“2Dark will be distributed on Steam, but also by other platforms (GOG, Desura, etc.) that do not use DRM. So, logically, the version you will receive will not use DRM”
They straight up lied by saying the game uses no DRM and will eventually release on the GOG platform as well.
Along with that, they also promised a Linux version of the game, here’s what they have to say about it now :-
“Hello guys, Sorry, but there is no Linux version planned yet :/”
Again they lied about the Linux version of the game. Before game’s release, all these lies helped them in their crowdfunding.
Its hard to say why they turned “Too Dark” on their customers but most believe it was due to the influence of its publisher BigBen Interactive (responsible for other Denuvo titles like Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, WRC 6 etc..). Here’s what they had to say about it :-
“We have seen the discussions surrounding the 2Dark DRM system and we have heard them. 2Dark uses Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM system. This DRM system has proven useful against piracy and many game studios make use of it in order to protect their creations. As the publisher of 2Dark, Bigben Interactive is also responsible for the protection of 2Dark and its intellectual propriety against piracy. This DRM will, in addition to Steam’s own DRM system, help the creators of 2Dark continue doing what they love: bringing great games to players!”
According to cs.rin.ru, the game supposedly contains the new variant of Denuvo in 32-bit platform. Just 1 day ago, the infamous cracking group CPY published a hint that says “Alone or in two, we’re always there“.
Here, “Alone or in two” means Alone in the Dark or 2Dark, and “we’re always there” means the same creator who worked in “Alone in the Dark” worked in “2Dark” as well. Hint seems pretty obvious. Some would say how a game like “2Dark” deserves that much attention from CPY, its obviously due to the new variant of Denuvo that it implies which means something to them.
It took approx 1 month for them to break the protection of new Denuvo (x86). Only time will tell how soon the protection of new Denuvo (x64) gets broken.