Styx: Shards of Darkness sneaky goblin screenshot

With Styx: Shards of Darkness launching later today the developers have decided to release one final bit of good news before everyone gets their hands on it. According to an official reply on the Steam forums Styx: Shards of Darkness will be completely DRM-free, quashing any previous rumors of it using Denuvo for protection.

Given how Styx is only being released on Steam this doesn't mean you'll be able to share your copy with friends, or even play multiplayer with the same account, but it does mean you won't have to constantly be online or deal with any potential complications. All in all, its not a bad compromise given how much Steam's offline mode has evolved over the years.

If you don't know much about Shards of Darkness allow me to share a couple of videos that should hopefully get you up to speed. The first one is the launch trailer, and even though it doesn't show any actual gameplay it will still give you a good idea of what type of stealth game you're stepping into. The second one is the recently released co-op trailer, and while it features a sickening amount of one-liners it also showcases how much carnage you can cause with a friend at your side. And finally, if you're looking for a bit of a lengthier gameplay preview you will find one by heading over here. This one is all about sneaking around, stabbing a whole bunch of elves, and using all of the tricks of the trade in order to remain completely unseen. Enjoy!