The Denuvo name has been sending shivers down the spines of most PC gamers for years. Now Irdeto, the company behind copy protection, also wants to protect Nintendo Switch games from piracy. New technology should prevent games from being emulated on PCs.
Denuvo has been used as “copy protection” in various games for a number of years. However, the use of DRM software is often criticized. Because Denuvo is frequently associated with performance issues. However, this has so far not had any effect on the popularity of copy protection, which could even be used for another console soon. Irdeto, the company behind Denuvo, plans to use the software for games on the Nintendo Switch as well. This is to prevent emulation on PC.
Denuvo will also protect Switch games soon
As Irdeto mentioned in a new blog post, Nintendo Switch games should be protected from piracy by a revolutionary technology. The company said that even if the game is protected in its PC version, titles released on Switch from day one can be emulated and played that way on PC.
The company’s new copy protection aims to prevent Nintendo Switch games from being played by emulators in the first place. “As with all other Denuvo solutions, the technology integrates seamlessly into the build toolchain without affecting the gaming experience. It then allows for the injection of checks into the code that prevents play on emulators,” the company said.
Nintendo is already taking full action against the Roma website operators. In 2019, operator RomUniverse was sued for $15 million in damages. A court awarded the company $2.1 million. The site’s operator was also condemned to permanently destroy all Nintendo ROMs.
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