Irdeto Confirms Denuvo Anti-Cheat Technology Coming to PS5 Developers

Last fall some whispers were heard about Denuvo coming to PlayStation 5 console games, and today Irdeto confirmed it will indeed be available to developers in the PlayStation 5 Tools and Middleware program who wish to implement the anti-cheat technology in PS5 games. :cautious:

To quote from the Press Release via Irdeto.comDenuvo joins exclusive PlayStation 5 Tools and Middleware program to offer Anti-Cheat technology to game developers

Denuvo’s Anti-Cheat is available to game publishers on PlayStation 5 to help bring cheating to an end

AMSTERDAM, March 10, 2021 – As security and innovation collide, Denuvo by Irdeto today announces it has joined the exclusive PlayStation 5 Tools and Middleware program. Denuvo, the leader in video games protection, offers its Anti-Cheat solution through this program to publishers and developers whose games are available on PlayStation 5.

Denuvo is at the forefront of games security with over 2 billion unique game installs protected across all platforms, and over 1,000 games secured. Joining the PlayStation 5 Tools and Middleware program therefore fosters Denuvo’s continued commitment to excellence and innovation in game security. It also supports Denuvo’s goal of protecting the developers’ investment, where approximately 70% of their revenue is earned in the first two weeks after the launch of a game.

Today, as a member of ecosystem players, Denuvo will carry on its mission of bringing fairness and fun back to gaming by providing its Anti-Cheat solution to all developers who want to protect their games and gamers, from hackers and cheaters, on PlayStation 5. According to its Global Gaming Survey, 77% of the gamers express being repelled from a game due to cheating occurring, creating a tremendous risk on monetization of games.

Denuvo’s Anti-Cheat incorporates advanced technology to secure both online gameplay as well as securely reward offline progress. 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 PlayStation 5.”

Denuvo has a solid track record of protecting AAA titles for over a decade and collaborates with game developers of all sizes, offers cross-platform technologies on PC, Consoles, iOS and Android to secure against games p!racy as well as protecting the integrity of the experience. Securing revenue sources beyond the game sales has become increasingly important for the publishers who rely on ad-revenues, in-game currency, downloadable content (DLC) and more broadly gamers long-term engagement into the games.

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Here’s to hoping the infamous technology won’t adversely affect PS5 Scene gaming by introducing unnecessary lag or slow downs while playing on Sony’s next-generation video game console… as usual, time will tell.

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