Denuvo’s Anti-Cheat Technology Is Coming to PlayStation 5 Games

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Denuvo Software Solutions, the Austrian-based outfit behind the popular anti-tamper technology and digital rights management (DRM) scheme that aims to prevent PC piracy, has revealed that it has joined the PlayStation 5 Tools and Middleware program to offer its exclusive anti-cheat technology to game publishers on the PS5. The software company confirmed the news in a press release published today, which noted its prevalence in the industry with over 2 billion unique game installs and commitment to protecting the revenue of newly launched titles. Denuvo says that its advanced anti-cheat technology has already been incorporated into select PlayStation 5 launch titles.

“Denuvo’s Anti-Cheat incorporates advanced technology to secure both online gameplay as well as securely reward offline progress,” the company explained. “The technology helps game developers protect sensitive game logic or data, preventing cheaters from changing sensitive variables and ensuring its trustworthiness. A number of games incorporated Denuvo’s Anti-Cheat at launch of PlayStation 5 to ensure best experience for the gamers.”

“Developed by security experts and video game enthusiasts, Denuvo’s technology has no negative impact on in-game performance and its non-intrusive methodology ensures the developer’s workflow is never impacted.”

“Cheating ruins video games for honest players,” said Reinhard Blaukovitsch, Managing Director of Denuvo, Irdeto. “This can lead to lower engagement, game traffic and shrinking revenues for game publishers. We are really proud be able to help the world’s most talented developers to bring rich experiences for gamers on Playstation5.”

Denuvo Anti-Cheat made its debut in May 2020 with the launch of id Software’s latest DOOM installment, DOOM Eternal, which leveraged the advanced technology to protect its online 2v1 multiplayer experience, BATTLEMODE. id Software ended up removing Denuvo’s Anti-Cheat in less than a week due to negative feedback by players.

Tsing Mui
News poster at The FPS Review.

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