Epic Games buys kid-tech firm SuperAwesome

FILE PHOTO: The Epic Games logo, maker of the popular video game "Fortnite", is pictured on a screen in this picture illustration August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Illustration/File Photo

(Reuters) - Epic Games, the creator of the popular video game “Fortnite”, said on Friday it acquired UK-based SuperAwesome, a platform for developers to include kid-safety tools in their products.

Microsoft Corp's corporate venture fund, M12, had also invested here in SuperAwesome, in a funding round earlier this year.

Epic has been locked in a legal battle with Apple Inc since mid-August over the removal of “Fortnite”, which has attracted more than 350 million players globally, after launching its own in-app payment system, which was in violation of the iPhone maker’s app store guidelines.

Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri