Denuvo launches first Switch emulator protection
Denuvo by Irdeto, known for its anti-tampering and digital rights management protection on PC, has now announced that it is introducing “a revolutionary technology to protect games launching on Nintendo Switch from piracy.”
Today’s announcement notes that any Switch title can be emulated from day one and played on PC, “bypassing the strong protections offered on the PC version.” But with the Nintendo Switch Emulator Protection, it’s claimed that “anyone wishing to play the game has to buy a legitimate copy.”
Irdeto said of its solution: “As with all other Denuvo solutions, the technology integrates seamlessly into the build toolchain with no impact on the gaming experience. It then allows for the insertion of checks into the code, which blocks gameplay on emulators.”
“We at Denuvo understand that piracy negatively affects the gaming industry and are working with the industry parties to ensure they have the latest protection technologies available for them,” said Reinhard Blaukovitsch, managing director at Denuvo by Irdeto. “Our team is excited to provide a solution that helps the developers and publishers to help fight the issue of Nintendo Switch piracy.”
According to today’s press release, Irdeto’s research done in collaboration with Omdia found that 84 percent of game developers are continuously concerned about tampering and piracy. The same report says 93 percent of those using anti-cheat and anti-tamper solutions are satisfied with the protection and value brought by game protection technologies.
Source: Irdeto PR