Today, Denuvo has unveiled technology that it says will combat Nintendo Switch video game piracy.
Within the announcement it explained that anyone who intends to play a game must purchase a legitimate copy of the title.
The Nintendo Switch Emulator Protection will run checks into a title's code to stop gameplay on emulators. The sofware maker said that it will not impact gameplay for users.
"By preventing piracy on Switch while blocking unauthorized emulations on PC, studios are able to increase their revenue during the game launch window, which is the most important period in regard to monetization," Denuvo said.
Additionally, it said that its currently unknown how many people emulate Nintendo Switch games but mentioned how easy someone could locate forums that discuss piracy on the console.
Denuvo anti-piracy efforts over the years haven't been without its share of issues.
The software received criticism for preventing offline play of single-player titles such as Sonic Mania.
During 2020, Eurogamer reported that the cracked version of Resident Evil Village performed better than the official version with DRM activated.