Irdeto Global Consumer Piracy Survey

Irdeto Global Gaming Survey Report

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Page 1 of 11 2 © 2018 Irdeto. All Rights Reserved. I N T R O D U C T I O N The gaming market has exploded in recent years. This is largely driven by the growth in connected devices that allow consumers to play games anywhere and at any time. Even if you're not a console owner, let's face it, most of us have played a game on our smartphone, tablet or laptop at some point over the last few years. Whether it was the app or Facebook- driven phenomenon of the mid to late 2000s (Farmville, Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds, etc.) or the more in-depth RPGs that fans wait months or years for the latest installment, we all have our favorites. Many games today are online multiplayer games pitting competitors around the globe against each other. This has led to the online gaming market being estimated to be worth $116B in 2018. As with any multi-billion-dollar market, within the online multiplayer game space there are those that are looking to game the system. Hackers in multiplayer games may look to manipulate and distort data/code to gain an advantage over other gamers. Cheating in this way can have a big impact on these online multiplayer games, for both the publisher and other players. Therefore, the importance of securing these games against cheating cannot be underestimated.

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