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 management software Denuvo, however has reportedly added a new layer of protection 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 notice posted to Steam, Capcom acknowledged that’s has “confirmed a problem stopping the sport from working on Steam Deck,” and is “at present investigating” participant experiences of Monster Hunter Rise’s points. The game’s Steam store page nonetheless lists Rise as “Verified” on Steam Deck, which means “totally useful” on the system.
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 evaluations of the DRM change. Monster Hunter Rise’s latest Steam evaluations now present as “combined” — although the sport’s 55,000 total evaluations nonetheless skew “very constructive.”
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 thirtieth 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, partially, 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.