Hacker Fixes Resident Evil Village PC Stuttering Issues With DRM Crack

Resident Evil Village

While Resident Evil: Village has quite rightly earned itself critical acclaim and sales figures reflecting its objective quality, fans who opted to continue Ethan Winters’ story in this year’s sequel via the PC version have been left frustrated due to an ongoing issue. Budget build or high-end rig; regardless of specs, players of Capcom’s survival horror sequel have had to contend with an irritating performance hiccup which, until now, has gone unsolved.

Instances of stuttering, especially when defeating enemies and picking up items, have gone unaddressed and essentially ignored by the developer, reasons for which DSOGaming believes to be a result of what’s causing the problem.

According to the site, a hacker going by the name of Empress has managed to crack Village, removing built-in DRM (digital rights management) software intended to prevent exactly that.

According to them, this pirated version exhibits none of the technical complications still evident in legal retail copies purchased through Steam and other clients, as “Capcom DRM’s entry points are patched out, so most of their functions are never executed.” That Resident Evil Village‘s PC woes are fixable is good news, no doubt, though in this instance, the remedy is of little help to fans not wanting to break the law (depending on the country) to do so.

On the bright side, now that these security measures have been breached and been made publically aware of, there’s every possibility that Capcom will opt to remove DRM from official versions, not just due to its clearly inefficiency, but to dissuade potential customers from pirating the title to circumvent the issue entirely. Should that end up being the case, we’ll be sure to let you know, so stay tuned.