Denuvo Has A New Trace Technology to Catch Leakers

New versions of Denuvo Anti-Tamper will now come bundled with trace technology that allows developers to find the leaker.

By AtillaTuran, Posted 20 Mar 2024

In today’s world, where work-in-progress products can appear out of nowhere without the permission of the creator, it is usually hard to keep a project secret from the public eye. While designing new gadgets like phones or computers, it is important to keep the project internal without spreading too much information. However, for products like albums or games, which are currently very popular to be kept on streaming platforms, this is not the case.

One of the famous leaks of a game happened when Half-Life 2 was leaked by a forum member back in 2003. Valve faked their amazement and offered a job in Valve's office to the leaker, but it ultimately ended with the person being apprehended by police instead. One of the other infamous leaks happened last year, where a 16-year-old teenager was able to sneak into Rockstar’s servers and leak the beta and in-progress footage for the highly anticipated GTA VI.

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Denuvo, one of the third-party companies that provide copy protection on digital games, is now planning to put an end to the leak cases by creating its own software to track the leakers. Called TraceMark for Games, the program will allow developers to put unique watermarks onto their different builds of games, and these watermarks- accompanied by an ID- will allow developers to follow the trail of the person who leaked the certain beta build of a WIP title.

Alongside with TraceMark for Games, Denuvo’s Anti-Tamper technology will also be present in the upcoming releases, ensuring complete security for the developers who want a strict build phase and not getting them stolen from outside. While it all sounds good, Denuvo is unfortunately known for its shady techniques for bringing security. For once, most of the players complain about Denuvo’s Anti-Tamper technology drowning the smoothness of a game, eating up too much memory in the system, and eventually making a game unplayable.

Not to mention that Denuvo does not provide full security despite their claims. Most of the companies who opt for Denuvo’s anti-crack system end up regretting due to complaints they receive from the fans or the player base, then make the ultimate decision to remove Denuvo altogether. Considering the TraceMark for Games system is on top of the already existing anti-crack system, we could easily expect some titles to tank even more during their development or early phases of tests.,

Atilla Turan (@burningarrow)
Editor, NoobFeed

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