Many consumers have pretty bad experiences with anticheat systems, although most probably still realize that they are necessary in games like Call of Duty: Warzone. Activision has had success with its own Ricochet system in that very game, among others, and now EA is following suit.
EA announces now that they are working on their own anticheat software, which is currently just called EA AntiCheat. It is a so-called “kernel-mode anti-cheat and anti-tamper solution” which is meant to protect the publisher’s game from cheating going forward.
“For games that are highly competitive and contain many online modes like FIFA 23, kernel-mode protection is absolutely vital. When cheat programs operate in kernel space, they can make their cheat functionally invisible to anti-cheat solutions that live in user-mode . Unfortunately, the last few years have seen a large increase in cheats and cheat techniques operating in kernel-mode, so the only reliable way to detect and block these is to have our anti-cheat operate there as well.”
You can read more about this via the link above. It is intended that the system will be implemented during the autumn.