Developers can integrate Denuvo Anti-Cheat into games via Steamworks now

Developers can integrate Denuvo Anti-Cheat into games via Steamworks now

Anti-tamper specialist Denuvo's anti-cheat solution can now be used with any game on Steam.

In a release, the company announced that developers can use their tech via Steamworks, saying that its anti-cheat solution allows studios to detect exploits such as aimbots, game logic modification and wallhacks.

“The value of a large network like Steam has many benefits that are contributed to and shared by all the participants,” the company's MD Reinhard Blaukovitsch said.

“We are very happy to make it easier for game creators to manage their communities and to be able to share our latest technology with game developers out there.”

Denuvo is best-known for its anti-tamper solution, which is designed to stop pirates from being able to crack games and therefore distribute them for free. The company was once seen as the gold standard of anti-piracy software but has had reduced success in recent years, with games being cracked shortly after – or even before – release. Denuvo has insisted that things are "back on track" though. 

Many consumers are wary of the technology though, pointing to seemingly reduced performance for titles running Denuvo anti-tamper. Gamers are even in the habit of complaining to companies whose releases are using the tech, something that happened last year with Id and Doom Eternal.

At Gamescom 2018, Denuvo announced it was moving into anti-cheat, before rolling out this tech at GDC 2019.

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