Stratton went onto add: “Despite our best intentions, feedback from players has made it clear that we must re-evaluate our approach to anti-cheat integration.
“With that, we will be removing the anti-cheat technology from the game in our next PC update.
“As we examine any future of anti-cheat in DOOM Eternal, at a minimum we must consider giving campaign-only players the ability to play without anti-cheat software installed, as well as ensure the overall timing of any anti-cheat integration better aligns with player expectations around clear initiatives – like ranked or competitive play – where demand for anti-cheat is far greater.”
Stratton said the inclusion of the anti-cheat software was influenced by a number of factors such as protecting the BATTLEMODE from cheaters.
The id Software bigwig also said the Denuvo software had been added to establish cheat protection in the campaign before the future launch of Invasion.
Stratton also pushed back against claims that the functionality had been included in Doom Eternal due to pressure from higher-ups.