New Windows 10 feature targets aims to shut down PC gaming cheats

Ken Copeland
October 20, 2017

Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to PCs earlier this week, complete with features like Windows Mixed Reality and people integration for the taskbar.

Does the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update do enough to stop cheating in games?

Microsoft's TruePlay feature is similar to one deployed by Valve.

The news is somewhat ironic, given that only last week Microsoft confirmed it was ending development of Windows Phone. Tell us what you think in the comment section below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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The new TruePlay feature is designed for developers to help them stamp out some of the common cheating scenarios.

Microsoft says the data will only be shared with the debs once TruePlay has determined cheating has taken place. TruePlay will first indicate whether or not the cheat has been activated in the games and then the cheat data will be sent to the developers. The feature can be toggled on or off by users through Windows Settings, but turning it off won't prevent them from launching protected games.

Most users don't really trust these anti-cheating tools that Microsoft plans on rolling out since the expectation is that everything the company develops will eventually be cracked within hours or days of its release, seeing it as Microsoft refusing to learn that it can not beat hackers. There aren't many of those in the Microsoft Store just yet outside of Forza, Cuphead, and other Microsoft Studios games, but Microsoft has been trying to tempt developers to adopt its Xbox Play Anywhere system to offer the same game across Xbox One and Windows 10.

As of right now, only games based on the Universal Windows Platform supports the Windows 10's TruePlay API. It remains to be seen whether or not the anti-cheat feature will be able to accurately monitor the cheat system.

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