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New Windows 10 feature aims to shut down PC gaming cheats

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators update is targeting PC gaming cheats with a new feature designed to clamp down on nefarious behaviour.

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

Microsoft says games enrolled in TruePlay “will run in a protected process, which mitigates a class of common attacks.”

In a blog post on Thursday, Microsoft said a Windows service will “monitor gaming sessions for behaviors and manipulations” and will send alerts to the game’s developer.

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Microsoft says the data will only be shared with the devs once TruePlay has determined cheating has taken place.

VG247 also reports Microsoft is able to exclude some parts of the game.

So, if developers don’t mind you cheating in the single-player campaign, then they can let it slide. However, if you’re looking to lie, cheat and steal your way to multiplayer victories, they’ll be able to shut you down.

The feature is turned off by default and will only be available in Universal Windows Platform games available from the Microsoft Store. That limits its effectiveness initially, given UWP games are few and far between.

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

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