Game cracking team 3DM goes AFK

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Less than a month ago 3DM warned that Denuvo could be the end of cracked games; now the cracking group has said it will be taking a year’s break from cracking games starting today.

The group, which is lead by “Bird Sister”, declared in January that in as little as two years cracking games would be nearly impossible.

The group cited Denuvo, a software that protects digital rights management (DRM) systems from being tampered with, as a major headache while trying to crack Just Cause 3, a Square Enix game the group is yet to crack.

“We just had an internal meeting. Starting at the Chinese New Year, 3DM will not crack any single-player games,” said Bird Sister in a report on TorrentFreak. “Cracks by overseas warez groups will still get posted on the [3DM] forum, and we will actively deal with these.”

For the good of the legit market

The loss of 3DM will be a blow for pirates but also a potential shot in the arm for game sales. That seems to be what the group suspects may happen according to Bird Sister, who said “We’ll take a look at the situation in a year’s time to see if genuine sales have grown.”

Of course 3DM isn’t the only group cracking games and will not be the last.

The news that they are leaving the game however, that’s the important bit here. And perhaps seeing games hit official release before warez sites will encourage pirates to buy, because parting with their cash is better than waiting months for crackers to get the job done.

[Via – TorrentFreak] [Image CC by 2.0 – Kevin Boyd]



Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.