Electronic Arts will start going after cheaters this fall with its own anti-cheat system developed in-house. The system is called EA AntiCheat (EAAC). EA is introducing the technology as both a kernel-level anti-cheat and anti-tamper solution. The service will have a strong focus on privacy and security and will shut down all processes when a protected game isn’t running. Users can also uninstall the software at any point, but any game needing the software will not run.
EAAC will only gather information about processes related to the game titles running, keeping the rest of the PC off limits. EA says it also worked with third-party security assessors to make sure the security of the user’s PC isn’t impacted and all privacy boundaries are respected. EA opted to develop its own anti-cheat solution instead of using one of the many offerings already available. EA said the lack of granular and privacy control, along with the inability to act quickly on security issues is what lead to its own product.
EAAC will make its debut this fall with FIFA 23 on PC this fall protecting both PC and console players during cross-platform play.