Denuvo is getting into the anti-cheat business

Denuvo is a name known by almost all PC gaming circles thanks to its efforts in DRM. While preventing piracy isn’t a bad thing, Denuvo’s measures have lead to some dramatic performance losses. Some games were making a ridiculous number of checks per second to make sure you didn’t pirate the game from now until now and now and now again, which caused PCs much strain. Now they are moving into the anti-cheat protection business.

Denuvo hasn’t announced which games will make use of its systems or what protection suite it will run, but a press release from parent company Irdeto says it is a “full end-to-end solution, will prevent hackers in multiplayer games from manipulating and distorting data and code to gain an advantage over other gamers or bypass in-game micro-transactions. ”

The focus on making sure nobody bypasses microtransactions sticks out like a sore thumb. Yes cheating and swindling are terrible, but taking time to talk about how you will prevent microtransaction abuse just makes it feel like Irdeto is not really that interested in the consumer, a feeling that many think Denuvo already has with its DRM.

Hopefully whatever system they use doesn’t impact on game performance, or publishers will find that their microtransactions in game are really well protected when nobody is playing their game anymore.

Source: PC Games N

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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