In recent weeks, the web has been overflowing with excellent reviews and very positive criticisms about Deathloop. The shooter is one of the big reveals of this year and it seems like it has something to back up so many good initial impressions. However, not everything has been rosy for the game, which has presented performance problems in its version for PC, and that has drawn the ire of the community on Steam.
Stuttering, as the sudden drop in frames per second that makes it impossible to run a video game normally is known, said “present” in Deathloop. Fortunately, the problem seems to be solving, as Bethesda released an update to fix it.
As reported by the study in charge of publishing the game, it was possible to remedy the problem that was generated when moving the camera with the mouse. However, this is not a complete victory, as another similar setback has yet to be remedied.
“[…] We are investigating a separate, but related issue that we identified as a factor that may also be a cause of stuttering at high frame rates. We will update more on this as soon as we have more information, “says the report on the Deathloop update.
Is there a relationship between Deathloop performance issues and the anti-piracy system?
When the first episodes with sudden drops in FPS were recorded, gamers flooded the Deathloop page on Steam with negative comments. Even blamed the anti-piracy system for being responsible for this problem, claiming that the Denuvo software had caused similar situations in Humankind and Resident Evil 8: Village.
Since Bethesda they have not yet made mention of whether DRM technology really influenced (or influences) the consumption of resources when executing Deathloop. In any case, it is worth noting that the company has responded quickly to player complaints and has repaired some of the problems in less than a week.
Let’s remember that Deathloop is available on both PC and PlayStation 5. In fact, on consoles the game from Arkane Studios is exclusive to PlayStation 5 until at least September 2022. Only after there it will be seen if it also lands on Xbox from the hand of Microsoft, the firm that owns Bethesda.