Though Tekken 7’s PC version can often look sharper than its console counterparts, it also includes DRM software Denuvo, which is currently causing some problems.
Longtime Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada recently took to Twitter to confirm concerns that Denuvo was causing performance issues in the fighting title during certain attacks.
Problem occurred in “TEKKEN7 for PC”. that the frame rate drops when hits such as Akuma’s “Shakunetsu Hadouken”.
Since it’s not a problem of graphics & CPU processing, it will not solve even if changing PC setting (problem with encryption program).
We’ll fix Soon. Sorry Plz wait.
— Katsuhiro Harada (@Harada_TEKKEN) April 13, 2018
As per the tweet, the issue is tied entirely to how Denuvo interfaces with the game, meaning there’s little the user can do on their end to fix the problem. Harada assures players the team is working on a fix.
Denuvo has had some issues in the past with other PC titles, including an issue that made Sonic Mania unplayable offline.
For our review of the PlayStation 4 version of Tekken 7, head here.
In a fighting game, frame drops at the wrong moment can be a gut punch. While the need to combat pirates is a reasonable one for most companies, it’s a bummer that legitimate users are often the ones who get shafted in the process.