Denuvo Arrives on the PlayStation 5 to Offer Anti-Cheat Technology

The famous anti-piracy company makes headway to consoles

Earlier in a blog post today, Denuvo by Irdeto revealed that progress is being made to make consoles a tad bit safer than they are today. Sony’s next-gen innovation is the centre of attention when Denuvo says that it has joined the PlayStation 5 Tools and Middleware program.

Denuvo's Official Blog Post
Denuvo’s Official Blog Post

In other news, Denuvo also made an announcement earlier this year in January that it was ready to tie hands with Steam. They said that they were available for direct integration with Steamworks, and presently, the platform has also made its way to the PlayStation 5.

Reinhard Blaukovitsch, Denuvo’s Managing Director says, “Cheating ruins video games for honest players. This can lead to lower engagement, game traffic and shrinking revenues for game publishers. We are really proud to be able to help the world’s most talented developers to bring rich experiences for gamers on Playstation®5.”

Irdeto also went the extra mile for conducting a survey based on reasons that make players leave a game. It was found out that a whopping 77% of gamers said that they felt a reluctance to play because of other users hacking and cheating in multiplayer mode.

Moreover, Denuvo has also claimed, “A number of games incorporated Denuvo’s Anti-Cheat at the launch of PlayStation®5 to ensure best experience for the gamers.” That’s news to us since this wasn’t made public before. The PlayStation 5 launched with a bunch of launch titles out of which Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls Remake are just to name a few.

Apart from Denuvo’s capability to render online games playable for everyone, they’ve also made bright promises for the integrity of single-player games. By helping game developers “protect sensitive game logic or data,” offline progress will be rewarded securely.

The internet seems to have mixed reviews about Denuvo’s anti-cheat technology to consoles. Most have understood the notion of Denuvo’s piracy protection to interfere with single-player games in one way or the other, but it seems that only time will tell how all this will turn out.

What do you make of this news? Let us know down in the comments section.

Matt Hunter

With four years of experience as a tech writer on a multitude of websites, Matt Hunter currently reports to Exputer with upcoming games articles.