Fortnite creator acquires anti-cheat firm Kamu !

Oct 9, 2018

Kamu X Epic Games

Epic Games has bought a Helsinki-based company that specializes in game integrity, community-building, and player satisfaction. The Fortnite creator and the anti-cheat company itself, Kamu, announced the acquisition this morning.

Kamu was founded in 2013 and has created a suite of services including “game security, game telemetry, and game management.” The anti-cheat service offered by Kamu protects more than 80 games, and is used by over 100 million PC players worldwide, the company said in a statement.

Epic founder and CEO Tim Sweeney ” The Kamu team has already been working with Fortnite to create “a vibrant Fortnitemultiplayer experience that’s fair for all players,. Building and launching games today is incredibly challenged, 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.”

Kamu is expected to expand its services under Epic.

Kamu CEO Simon Allaeys “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.”

What do you think of this acquisition? Is cheating really problematic in Fortnite?