Epic Games acquires anti-cheat firm Kamu

Epic Games has announced the acquisition of Kamu, a Helsinki-based company specialised in game security and game management, for an undisclosed sum.

Kamu’s most famous product is Easy Anti-Cheat which, as the name pretty clearly states, is an anti-cheat service currently being used by over 80 games and installed on more 100m PC worldwide. The firm was already working on Fortnite prior to the acquisition. Kamu clarified that the company will continue to provide its services to all customers “and all of the engines they’ve chosen,” meaning it won’t limit itself to Epic’s own engine, Unreal.

Epic Games’ CEO and founder Tim Sweeney commented: “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!”

Simon Allaeys, CEO of Kamu, added: “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.”

About Marie Dealessandri

Marie Dealessandri is MCV’s former senior staff writer. After testing the waters of the film industry in France and being a radio host and reporter in Canada, she settled for the games industry in London in 2015. She can be found (very) occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate, Hollow Knight and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

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