The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have lots of amazing new features to integrate a new generation of games, but it seems that Sony is looking to make the PS5 more enhanced with the official integration of Denuvo. Team Blue confirmed in a recent press release that PS5 anti-cheat tools are on the way with Denuvo’s Tools and Middleware program.
Announced by Sony and Irdeto, a leading digital security company, the new implementation aims to protect games and studios of all sizes. This is a controversial decision, for which many studios were “questioned” when adding Denuvo to their titles (Remember the Doom Eternal debacle?).
For those who may be wondering what it is, the Denuvo Anti-Cheat program is so ingrained in a player’s system that the level of invasion is seen as a cause for concern by many players. The subject of Denuvo becomes particularly hot on PC where all information is accessible, including personal information. With a console, the level of invasion isn’t as high as it would be on a personal computer, and the latest announcement promises that no performance issues will be seen as a by-product of this addition.
“Cheating ruins video games for honest gamers,” said Reinhard Blaukovitsch, general manager of Denuvo, Irdeto. “This can lead to lower engagement, lower game traffic, and lower revenue for game publishers. We are very proud to be able to help the world’s most talented developers deliver rich experiences for gamers on PlayStation 5. ”
With this addition, the added Denuvo Anti-Cheat tools are mainly targeted at cheaters and DRM-free hackers at the forefront. It will be interesting to see what the reaction will be to this reveal considering how on PC Denuvo typically asks certain players to avoid certain game versions altogether.
What do you think of the PS5 Denuvo Anti-cheat add-on is it on the way? Are you concerned about Denuvo’s presence on the console or are you hopeful that it will help improve online gaming experiences? Give your opinion in the comments section below! You can also read more about Denuvo right here.