Just one day after it was announced that the latest version of Denuvo anti-piracy software was defeated, TorrentFreak is reporting that Denuvo has been acquired by anti-piracy outfit Irdeto. The article adds Denuvo was founded relatively recently in 2013 and employs less than 50 people. In contrast, Irdeto’s roots go all the way back to 1969 and currently has almost 1,000 staff. Depending on what Irdeto decides to do with Denuvo technology, the added resources could definitely advance it quickly. Tough to say what happens with this, but I would have to imagine it won't be anything good for the consumer buying the game. I am not a fan of Denuvo, and the thought of it becoming even bigger and hairier isn't something I'm looking forward to. But who knows, perhaps Irdeto can make it more effective, and less intrusive. "The success of any game title is dependent upon the ability of the title to operate as the publisher intended," said Doug Lowther, CEO, Irdeto. "As a result, protection of both the game itself and the gaming experience for end users is critical. Our partnership brings together decades of security expertise under one roof to better address new and evolving security threats."