Last week was quite an eventful one for the Tekken 7 community. First, the Steam version of the popular fighting game was updated to no longer include the Denuvo Anti-tamper solution. Companies usually employ the services of Denuvo to protect the starting sales from the influence of piracy. They tend to remove this solution after some time as it has a sizeable impact on the performance of the game. However, Tekken 7 had used it for several years, up until now. Previously, game producer Katsuhiro Harada even indirectly linked some of the ingame issues to the anti-tamper solution.
The most likely cause for the removal of Denuvo lies in the fact that some of the new cutting-edge Intel Alder Lake PC processors have issues with the DRM-protected games.
However, there can be another explanation.
Last week Bandai Namco Europe announced the release of the new physical Xbox and PlayStation edition of the game – Tekken 7 Legendary Edition. It will serve as a somewhat finalized version of the title, as it includes all the returning DLC characters. However, it’s inexplicably missing all of the guest-fighters.