Here’s a big piece of gaming industry news related to Fortnite developer Epic Games: In a joint statement yesterday, Epic Games revealed that they had acquired “Kamu,” the anti-cheat software development company whose services had been incorporated into minimizing cheating in Fortnite.
Kamu, a Helsinki-based company, was founded in 2013 and has since been providing a suite of gaming-management services under its Easy Anti-Cheat offering. Today, more than 80 games are protected by their service and it is installed in over “100 million PC players globally.”
Tim Sweeney, the founder and CEO of Epic Games, had this to say about the acquisition:
“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!”
The CEO of Kamu, Simon Allaeys, also had a very positive take on joining Epic Games.
“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.”
The statement ended stating that Epic will use their new presence in Helsinki to recruit new software development talent in Finland. At the same time, Kamu will continue to continue to expand their range of services to ensure they are capable of meeting the evolving needs of their customers.
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