Denuvo Anti-Cheat Is Part Of PS5 Middleware

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Digital rights management company Denuvo has long been controversial in the PC market, where it also offers anti-cheat services to interested developers. Denuvo just announced that its Anti-Cheat technologies have been added to the PlayStation 5’s “Tools and Middleware program.” This means that anyone releasing a game on the PS5 can make use of Denuvo Anti-Cheat to try to thwart would-be cheaters in their games.

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Interestingly, Denuvo said as part of the announcement that a number of PS5 launch games already made use of its Anti-Cheat, though it didn’t specify which ones.

Correction, 03/10/21, 10:02 p.m. ET—Denuvo’s announcement only specifies anti-cheat, and not DRM, as an earlier version of this article implied. We’ve updated the article and headline accordingly, and regret the error.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

DISCUSSION

Wow did you even do research before posting this article??

This has nothing to do with their anti-piracy solution.

It is not their DRM technonologie coming to ps5 but their anti-cheat solution. Which btw, Denuvo anti-cheat has been on ps4 and xbox one for years now...

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