Capcom’s newest replace for Monster Hunter Rise on Steam has damaged some compatibility with Steam Deck, with customers reporting that they’re now not to load the sport on Valve’s handheld PC gaming platform.
Monday’s replace to Rise additionally removes digital rights administration software program Denuvo, however has reportedly added a brand new layer of safety within the type of Enigma Protector, a chunk of software program that Capcom has been including to its PC video games in latest months.
In a discover posted to Steam, Capcom acknowledged that’s has “confirmed a difficulty stopping the sport from working on Steam Deck,” and is “at present investigating” participant stories of Monster Hunter Rise’s points. The sport’s Steam retailer web page nonetheless lists Rise as “Verified” on Steam Deck, which means “absolutely practical” on the machine.
Within the wake of Monday’s replace, Monster Hunter Rise gamers have known as out Capcom on the sport’s retailer web page, writing detrimental critiques of the DRM change. Monster Hunter Rise’s latest Steam critiques now present as “blended” — although the sport’s 55,000 total critiques nonetheless skew “very optimistic.”
The change in Monster Hunter Rise DRM — which seems to additionally included one other piece of safety software program named Obsidium — follows a latest change Capcom made to the Steam model of Resident Evil: Revelations. That 2013 Resident Evil sport additionally added Enigma Protector, resulting in reported efficiency points with the sport. Capcom wound up pulling that replace, saying that it plans to re-release it as soon as excellent points with it are resolved.
Capcom has been including Enigma Protector to parts of its again catalog on Steam, together with Resident Evil 5, Avenue Fighter 30th Anniversary Assortment, and a number of Mega Man Legacy Assortment titles. The writer has additionally reportedly taken down YouTube movies from Monster Hunter speedrunning teams that featured modded variations of Monster Hunter Rise enlargement Sunbreak. Enigma Protector is, partly, an try to limit third-party mods in PC video games.
Polygon has contacted Capcom for readability on its use of Enigma Protector in Monster Hunter Rise and different video games, and can replace this story when the corporate responds.