Fortnite is one of the most popular and profitable multiplayer games. Unfortunately, not all players are honest. Everyone wants to win, so some people reach for “unauthorized assistants”. That’s why Epic Games decided to buy a Finnish startup Kamu, which is known for its Easy Anti-Cheat system.
Epic Games certainly does not belong to poor development studies. The mobile version of Fortnite brings enormous profits every day. That’s why the studio sooner or later had to make the decision to invest the money earned. Of course, part of the funds is spent on the company’s development and continuous improvement of the Fortnite game. However, this is not enough. That’s why Epic Games became interested in taking over a small Finnish startup Kamu. The company was founded in 2013 and specializes in anti-cheater software in online games. The main product of Kamu is the Easy Anti-Cheat system, which currently protects over 80 titles and is installed on 100 million players’ computers. Fortunately, choosing a new partner was not accidental.
Easy Anti-Cheat already protects Fortnite from cheaters for a long time
Kamu software is already known to Fortnite players. The Finnish startup had a significant contribution to the creation of a game that ensures fair play. Therefore, Epic Games should not have problems with establishing effective cooperation with the newly acquired team. The value of the transaction has not been disclosed, but there is no indication that it was a spectacular takeover. We also do not know if (or possibly for how long) the developers responsible for Easy Anti-Cheat will continue to work on the support of games that have been protected so far. It is quite possible that the solution developed by the startup will be further developed in terms of currently supported 80 titles. Most likely, the new acquisition of Epic Games will mainly work on improving security dedicated to Fortnite. However, they do not neglect other projects.
Source: Epic Games