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AMSTERDAM, May 6, 2021 – Denuvo by Irdeto, the leader in video games protection and anti-cheat security, today announces it has joined the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) as a gold partner. The new partnership offers IGDA members access to factual information about the security risks inherent to gaming and simultaneously gives Denuvo the opportunity to support the IGDA members in addressing the security challenges.

Denuvo has more than two billion unique game protected installs across all platforms, making it one of the leading security providers in the video gaming industry. More than 1,000 games have been secured by Denuvo worldwide, proving Denuvo’s strong understanding of developers’ needs and the gaming landscape. By Denuvo being a partner with IGDA it allows game developers and publishers to connect with Denuvo to understand the importance of protecting games, as well as the importance of detecting and preventing cheating in competitive multiplayer games.

Welcoming Denuvo as a new partner, Renee Gittins, Executive Director of IGDA, said: “The IGDA is thrilled to welcome Denuvo as our newest partner. We are eager to continue our work together to best protect developers without impacting the experience of the players, so that our industry and games everywhere can thrive.”

According to Irdeto’s research, 77% of global gamers are likely to abandon a game when cheating occurs and 46% said that they are less likely to buy in-game content if they encounter cheating, creating a tremendous monetization risk for publishers and developers. By partnering up with IGDA, Denuvo can further its mission of bringing fairness and fun back to gaming by providing affordable security solutions to all developers who want to protect their games and gamers from hackers and cheaters.

Developed by security experts, who are gamers themselves, the Denuvo team understands the gaming industry from the inside out. The company’s technology helps to protect the game IP and developer’s revenue while having a minimal impact on user’s experience and still guaranteeing maximum protection. Denuvo products are affordable for all studios regardless of their size.

IGDA is the world’s largest nonprofit membership organization serving all individuals creating games. The organization brings together developers at key industry conferences and in over 150 chapters and special interest groups to improve their lives and their craft. Open to developers of all sizes around the world, the organization supports various platforms: PC, console, mobile device and Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

“Partnering with IGDA provides us opportunities of connecting with studios of all sizes,” said Reinhard Blaukovitsch, Managing Director of Denuvo by Irdeto. “We are very happy to be part of this community and to continue our dialogue with game developers, studios and publishers.”

Denuvo has been consistently protecting AAA titles for over a decade, collaborates with studios of all sizes and offers cross-platform technology to combat cheating and piracy on PC, consoles and mobile (iOS, and Android). Securing revenue sources beyond base game sales has become increasingly important for the publishers who rely on ad-revenues, in-game currency, downloadable content (DLC), and, more broadly, gamer’s long-term engagement with their games.

About Irdeto

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for video entertainment, video games, connected transport, and IoT connected industries. Irdeto’s solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings, and fight cybercrime. With more than 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyberservices protect over six billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known brands. With a unique heritage in security innovation, Irdeto is the well-established and reliable partner to build a secure future where people can embrace connectivity without fear.

Denuvo is part of Irdeto.

For more information on Denuvo and video game protection offering, please visit https://irdeto.com/denuvo/