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Halo 5, Forza Horizon 3 first games with Microsoft DRM

Microsoft's new DRM sees first use in Halo 5: Forge, Forza Horizon 3, puts modding at risk
By: Sean Ridgeley | Gaming News | Posted: Sep 27, 2016 4:33 pm
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Forza Horizon 3 and Halo 5: Forge are the first games to employ Microsoft's encrypted appx format digital rights management (DRM), with the aim of combating piracy.

 

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In short, once you install either game, the Encrypting File System feature in Windows does its thing, after which the application files are no longer accessible, putting modding and out-of-game tweaking at risk.

 

Forge has featured some mods already, but this may be due to it being free to play and only some files being encrypted; Forza, it seems, is in a rougher spot.

 

There has been speculation the DRM causes performance issues in both games, but given how smoothly Forge runs, it's very much unfounded.

NEWS SOURCES:Dsogaming.com

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