Transform Your Development with the Version Control Leader

Perforce Helix Core is the leading version control platform for the gaming, VFX, and semiconductor industries, with an unrivaled ability to handle the expanding size and complexity of today’s projects. Helix Core can store and track changes to all of your digital assets—from source code to 3D assets—while enabling your team to collaborate like never before.

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Scale Endlessly

Work without limits across multiple dimensions of scale — the size of your team, the size of the assets they work with, and the volume of work they produce.

Collaborate Globally and Securely

Ease collaboration across your globally distributed teams with a data management system that protects your most valuable IP.

Empower Your Development

Modernize development and minimize wait times through a powerful set of branching options and syncing capabilities.

Version Within Existing Workflows

Connect Helix Core to the most popular game engines and creation tools, and allow your artists, designers, and developers to version within their core workflows.

Be In a Class of Outperformers

Across industries, teams who want to innovate at scale trust Perforce Helix Core version control.

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Top AAA Game Dev Studios

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Virtual Production Teams

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Top Semiconductor Companies

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“Helix Core has become the central and critical tool to store everybody's work… The speed, reliability, and scalability of Helix Core are crucial to Ubisoft.”

Nicolas Beaufils
Technical Architect at Ubisoft


“Helix Core is key to what we do because our business revolves around digital content and data is our lifeblood.”

Mark Holland
Head of Content Management at Dimension

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“Without Perforce, we struggled to release 20 chips a year. Now we have increased our output to 55 chips.”

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Gain a DevOps Edge with Perforce Helix Core

Helix Core gives your global development and design teams a version control foundation for creating without limits. Empower your organization with the scale and security it needs to collaborate efficiently across all of your projects and IP.

Scale Endlessly Without Sacrificing Performance 

The largest technology companies trust Helix Core for its unrivaled ability to scale across multiple dimensions — the size of your team, the size of the assets they work with, and the volume of work they produce.

  • Large individual assets over 100MB
  • Project repositories over 10 TBs, and PBs of total data
  • Thousands of concurrent users
  • 10,000+ transactions per minute
  • Global, multi-site topologies  

Collaborate Globally with Best-in-class Security

Helix Core offers a data management system that eases collaboration. Protect your most valuable IP by giving team members, contractors, and partners access to only the files they need. Support highly regulated industries with these advanced capabilities:

  • Granular access control down to the file level and by IP address  
  • Exclusive file locking with global lock visibility
  • Content distribution server that protects your source code from 3rd parties
  • Full audit history for traceability support
  • End-to-end encryption  
  • Authentication with your preferred Identity Provider via OpenID Connect or SAML 2.0

Empower Your Development with Intelligent Workflows

Helix Core accelerates development and minimizes wait times through a powerful set of branching options and syncing capabilities you won’t find anywhere else. Lower your operational expenses and uncover hidden efficiencies with:

  • Advanced branching models with built-in visualization (via Streams)  
  • Lightweight and instantaneous branching with Sparse Streams
  • Virtual File Sync and Delta Submits of File Edits
  • S3 (and S3-compatible) Object Storage Support  

Version Within Your Existing Tools and Processes

Helix Core is specialized for your industry, with out-of-the-box integrations that let you version in the background and within your core workflows. Bring version control to all of your artists, designers, and developers, by connecting Helix Core to many of the most popular development and creation tools, including:  

  • Game and real-time 3D engines: Unreal and Unity  
  • Graphical tools: Photoshop, 3ds Max, Maya  
  • Project management: Jira
  • IDEs: IntelliJ IDEA, Visual Studio, JetBrains Rider  
  • CI/CDs: Jenkins, TeamCity

Plus, with APIs, Helix Core can be extended to work with any other tool your team is using.  

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The fastest path to scalable version control for teams under 50.

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Fully managed and hosted by Perforce, available as a monthly subscription.

The enterprise option for unlimited scale and flexible deployment.

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Improve your global team’s performance with fully configurable version control. Deploy on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment — with options for remote administration.

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Supercharge Your Productivity with Tools for the Entire Team

Helix Core isn’t just the world’s most scalable version control, it’s a platform that offers an integrated suite of tools for your designers, developers, and managers. Support your entire team with tools trusted by today’s leading companies.

Streamline & Secure Creative Workflows

Find any art asset fast with a visual library and smart search tools. Speed up the review process by commenting directly on it. Quickly check its status on the Kanban board.

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Turn Chaos Into Clarity

Streamline your backlog and align your dispersed teams with Helix Plan — the Agile planning tool made by game devs, for game devs. Support your teams no matter their methods or location.

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Unite Hardware & Software Teams

Tame semiconductor design complexity, improve collaboration, and enable IP reuse with a fully traceable platform for IP management across global teams and projects.

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Achieve Continuous Traceability

Deliver the highest quality product—on time—with less risk. Ensure regulatory compliance with unified requirements, issue, and test case management, plus automatic, end-to-end traceability.

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Integrate With Everything

Helix Core integrates seamlessly with your existing toolset.

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What Sets Perforce Version Control Apart?

Helix Core provides a single source of truth across teams. You can store code, large binary files, IP, and digital assets (including media files) in one central location. And it can handle both hardware and software assets.

Distributed, global development chooses Helix Core for that very reason. It handles 10,000+ concurrent commits and intelligently syncs across locations. Remote contributors always have the latest version — no matter where they’re located.

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Helix Core includes an unrivaled scalable architecture. This technology provides replication for high performance development and builds.

Remote teams get faster access via edge and replica servers. And all your files synchronized with a central server. Large files. Large numbers of projects and files. High volume automation (millions of transactions a day). Your global teams get it all fast at LAN speed — without compromising security.


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Helix Core offers enterprise-grade security for your most valuable digital assets. You get granular access control — down to the individual file level— giving team members, contractors, and third-party teams only access to only the files they need.

You can use enterprise identity and access management (IAM) infrastructure with SSO, with AD/LDAP and SAML. 

Secure Your Files

MFA with Helix Core

Helix Core delivers customizable, automated workflows through Perforce Streams, extensions, and code review tools.

For dev teams, you can set up pre-defined, controlled branch/merge patterns, and other customizable workflows in Perforce Streams. You can also customize workflows and extend server functionally through extensions. And if you’re using Helix Swarm, you can customize workflows for code review.


Helix Core Streams

Helix Core maintains an immutable history for every change ever made. This includes what the change was, who made it, and why.

You can use Helix Core’s version history and log features to satisfy audits. You can also search through files to reuse them across teams and projects.


Why use version control for compliance? Helix Core provides an accurate history of every change ever made, which makes compliance easier.

If you need help, we’re here. Our global support team is filled with experts ready to help your team.

You can utilize our expert experience, tools, and processes for migrating from existing systems (such as SVN or ClearCase) to Helix Core. And you can leverage our consultants, who have vast experience in the industry, for tricky projects. Learn more about your support options with Helix Core. 


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Compare Perforce Helix Core to the Competition

Perforce Helix Core isn’t the only version control option on the market. But it is the only option for teams who need to accelerate development at scale. Compare Helix Core vs. the competition.

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Get Started With Helix Core

You can get started with Helix Core for free for up to 5 users and 20 workspaces. 

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