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Denuvo anti-cheat tools have been made available to PS5 developers

The software has drawn controversy in the past, though has become a mainstay in PC and mobile gaming

Software security company Irdeto has announced that it has joined the PlayStation 5 Tools and Middleware program, providing access to its anti-cheat tools for developers and publishers on the next-gen platform.

Denuvo, which has “2 billion unique game installs protected across all platforms, and over 1,000 games secured,” according to Irdento, has already become a mainstay in PC and mobile gaming. The company also mentions in its statement that certain PS5 titles have already shipped with the tools implemented.

“Cheating ruins video games for honest players,” says Denuvo Managing Director Reinhard Blaukovitsch. “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.”

Denuvo has not been without its critics in the past, however. Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada attributed performance issues in Tekken 7 to the software – though whether this was down to the anti-cheat or anti-tamper tools remains unclear. Additionally, Denuvo was removed from DOOM Eternal last year after players complained about the anti-cheat’s kernel level implementation.

Although Irdento doesn’t specify which PS5 titles have been recipients of its anti-cheat tech, so far there do not seem to have been any major issues with the current catalogue of PS5 titles. As such, current implementations appear to be smooth sailing.