The Electronic Sports League have revealed details about new Anti-Cheat software that they have been developing. This new software will be welcomed after the ESL missed their self-imposed deadline for the second edition of Aequitas.
The new project has been named ESL Wire Anti-Cheat and will integrate all the features already found in the ESL Wire software and the Aequitas technology without the need for separate programmes. The software has been successfully developed at a much faster pace than the previous proposed edition of Aequitas and the closed beta is said to be not far away.
The announcement will be greeted as good news, especially from those segments of the competitive community who criticised the cancellation of Aequitas 2 approximately two months ago. Showing their commitment to providing a cheat free environment the cost of the new anti-cheat software was said to carry a €500,000 price tag.
Community Manager Julia Christophers made the announcement on the ESL website:
Thanks everyone for being patient and for trusting the new AC. more than €500,000 have been spent on the new AC already and many months of hard work. We are really excited and we do not want to make any hasty steps.
The new software will take the form of a driver that will operate on the Ring 0 level and so, in theory, should have greater ability to detect cheats and processes being used on a player's system.
The ESL have not set a release date but Julia has said on the ESL website that she expects it to be sooner rather than later, so users will not have to wait too long.