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Denuvo announced Denuvo SecureDLC to protect DLC

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Denuvo is not exactly something any gamer I've ever seen be happy about and now it's growing and will likely appear in more games, with the announcement of Denuvo SecureDLC.

Irdeto said in the press release it's "the first of its kind in the gaming market and provides opportunities to extend the revenue tail for developers and publishers past the initial launch window".

The main target here appears to be free to play games that offer up DLC and micro-transactions to unlock various features, cosmetics and so on with SecureDLC being positioned to protect against piracy there. So Irdeto are hoping that developers will pick SecureDLC to deal with it apparently becoming "easy to bypass the existing barriers that try to secure DLCs on popular gaming platforms like Steam and Epic" as they found "players can automatically generate and install programs that access downloadable content without paying for it".

According to Reinhard Blaukovitsch, Managing Director at Denuvo by Irdeto, the new technology is already being successfully used with the current Denuvo Anti-Tamper clients: “Denuvo has become a one-stop shop for game developers to ensure the safety of their game against cheating, tampering, and piracy and to protect the gaming experience. Our current clients, big and small, are ecstatic with the results and we are happy to help them maximize revenue and also enable new business models for these games they spent so much effort building.”

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ridge Jul 4, 2022
Well, I am not trying to promote piracy or anything but.. I AM interested in seeing how this one is going to be cracked purely out of curiosity. (Let's face it, I'm sure there are some crackers out there looking for a challenge.)
Cyril Jul 4, 2022
Denuvo, Denuvo... you're just fucking boring.
Zlopez Jul 4, 2022
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I still think that making the games cheaper by not investing in anti-piracy system, which only causes trouble to users, would be much more profitable for the companies.

I don't think the game would have less sales if there wouldn't be any DRM attached to it.
Luke_Nukem Jul 4, 2022
I wonder if it's secured with blockchan-nifty-cripsocurrents...
StalePopcorn Jul 4, 2022
Hey kids! We know you purchase games with Denuvo DRM because nothing sucks more than having an immediately good time—leave that to the hackers that break our wares on the first day!

Now, from the makers of Denuvo DRM, comes Denuvo DLC! We're here to make sure your experience is bitter, down to the last drop! Get your games with your favorite crap DRM today! Now with more salt!
robvv Jul 4, 2022
At the moment there seems to be only one former scene member who can reliably crack Denuvo. We'll have to see how this latest iteration works out.

Personally, I won't buy Denuvo-infected games (or DLC) as I disagree with the protection on principle. It's bad enough that Ubisoft are currently crippling older (no longer supported) games that require online authentication; they're happy to take the suckers' money at the time, though.

EDIT: grammar!

Last edited by robvv on 4 July 2022 at 3:05 pm UTC
StoneColdSpider Jul 4, 2022
DRM on the main game and DRM on the DLC...... yo dog I heard you like DRM so I put DRM in DRM so you can DRM while DRM.....
Ehvis Jul 4, 2022
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More reasons to keep my todo list smaller! I like it!
ixnari Jul 4, 2022
Great, more unneeded cruft. On a related note, check out the Steam curator named Denuvo Games. Their list of games that use and games that have stopped using Denuvo is pretty extensive. With this, I imagine the list is going to get much, much bigger.
pb Jul 4, 2022
And here I was thinking that Denuvo will now be a DLC for those who really like it, leaving the base game clean, for those who don't.
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