Windows 10 Fall Creators Update includes new anti-cheat feature

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TruePlay isn’t all-or-nothing across the board. Developers can toggle its protection as needed.

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When you upgrade your computer to the new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you’ll also be adding a new anti-cheat feature from Microsoft. The update adds tools for developers to log instances of cheating in their games. The new tool, called TruePlay, runs games in a protected environment and monitors actions to look for cheating behavior.

As outlined by Microsoft:

A game enrolled in TruePlay will run in a protected process, which mitigates a class of common attacks. Additionally, a Windows service will monitor gaming sessions for behaviors and manipulations that are common in cheating scenarios. These data will be collected, and alerts will be generated only when cheating behavior appears to be occurring. To ensure and protect customer privacy while preventing false positives, these data are only shared with developers after processing has determined cheating is likely to have occurred.

TruePlay isn’t all-or-nothing across the board. Developers can toggle its protection as needed. For example, developers could turn TruePlay off for single-player aspects, but include the protections on multiplayer. Users will also be able to toggle TruePlay on or off in Windows settings. This won’t prevent any software from running necessarily, though it will disable any portions of a game that have TruePlay protections enabled. In that way, a game could simply prevent users from playing multiplayer, or any other specific game type if TruePlay has been turned off.

What do you think about TruePlay and other anti-cheat protections? Does the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update do enough to stop cheating in games? Tell us what you think in the comment section below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Microsoft MSDN  Via: VG 24/7
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