From Digital Foundry: “The recent story surrounding the notion of a pirate, DRM-free ‘cracked’ version of Resident Evil Village out-performing Capcom’s launch code had me in turns fascinated and horrified. I can accept that anti-piracy measures are a necessity, and I can equally accept that their sophistication these days may have a certain level of CPU overhead. However, putting out a game that has performance issues because of the DRM crosses a red line – it’s something that a developer or publisher absolutely should not do. And yet, I can confirm that Resident Evil Village on PC in its cracked form does run smoother than the flawed official release.”

Source: N4G PC The stories are true – the pirate version of Resident Evil Village improves performance