Thanks to a recent announcement for Gamescom, Denuvo has revealed Mobile Game Protection, a DRM solution designed to stop cheaters and pirates by protecting mobile games from tampering. This solution does not require the source code, will be available 24/7, and supposedly can be applied to any game with minimal effort. Ideally, this service should appeal to the many free-to-play game devs out there, since these titles are often cracked to unlock the many currencies and paywalls gamers tend to hate. Premium game devs will probably want to get in on the fun as well so that their games aren't leaked across the web for free.
I suppose the release of Mobile Game Protection should appeal to premium and FTP devs alike, so could be a good way to pull in new developers that were once worried about piracy and hacks on the platform. Even I have to admit, the possibility of no longer having to worry about cheaters in multiplayer Android games sounds like a good thing to me, and I'd love for Android to build a better reputation when it comes to piracy. Sadly, I still can't shake the feeling that in the end, it will be consumers that pay the heaviest price, though I suppose there's currently no way to know for sure, so I'll reserve judgment until the first Mobile Game Protection titles start to drop on the Play Store.