Epic Games targets cheaters.
Cheaters never win, or so they say. Epic Games is determined to keep cheaters out of their hit game Fortnite. In fact, Epic Games is currently suing a 14-year-old who used cheat codes to dominate the game. Taking every cheater to court is an impossible task, not to mention expensive. In an effort to quell future cheaters, Epic Game purchased a new anti-cheating company.
According to TechCrunch, Finnish startup Kamu was scooped up by Epic Games, mainly for their groundbreaking Easy Anti-Cheat software. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney stated in a press release that, “Kamu’s team and tools have been key to building a vibrant Fortnite multiplayer experience that’s fair for all players. Building and launching games today is incredibly challenging, and only half the battle. Kamu’s tools for managing live games help developers grow and sustain their games successfully after launch. At Epic, we succeed when developers succeed!”
CEO of Kamu Simon Allaeys responded by stating, “Joining the Epic family is not only a childhood dream come true, but a huge boost for our mission to help developers create beautiful gaming experiences. Battling cheating in games was just the start; today our products also help developers stay competitive by identifying player needs as quickly as they emerge.”