Despite the incredibly positive reviews the game has been getting from critics, Deathloop is being review bombed on Steam for DRM-related performance issues on PC.
DRMs also known as the Digital Rights Management system is a system used by game developers to protect their games from piracy. Deathloop uses the Denuvo software, which has been consistently facing heavy criticism from players because of how it affects the game performance.
Now that Deathloop is using Denuvo, it has been receiving all of the criticism that Denuvo has been facing in the past, leading to a Steam page with many mixed reviews. Players have been keen to point out that Denuvo has been causing the game to stutter with momentary hitches that negatively impact the players’ experience.
The stuttering issue seems to be a common issue for a large number of Deathloop PC players with a wide variety of PC components and specs, and given the fact that Denuvo has a reputation of causing this issue, this possibly makes the criticism a valid one.
Other than the Denuvo related stuttering issue, Deathloop has been commonly loved and adored by PlayStation players and critics alike. The game has received a “Loved” review with 4.5 stars on our AoTF review, an impressive 88/100 Metascore on Metacritic. On the other hand, the game has a score of 67% on Steam and a 4.5/10 user score on Metacritic due to the review bombing.
While Deathloop is currently a timed PlayStation console exclusive, the game will be heading over to Xbox next year, and given the fact that it is a Bethesda game, it is highly likely that the game will be on Xbox Game Pass as soon as the exclusivity deal with Sony ends.
Deathloop was released on September 14, 2021, and is currently available for purchase on PC and PlayStation 5.