Windows 10 to Receive Its Own Game Anti-Cheating Platform
Cernescu Andrei / 6 months ago
Anti-cheating to arrive in the next Fall Creators Update.
It looks like Microsoft has decided to expand Windows 10’s gaming features. After it introduced Game Mode not too long ago, the company now has its sights on an anti-cheating platform. Microsoft will introduce this system in the next Fall Creators Update. Moreover, Anti-Cheating includes two new technologies named TruePlay and Game Monitor. As far as TruePlay is concerned, it shares similarities with Valve Anti-Cheating. According to Microsoft, it will provide a “new set of tools” designed to combat cheating within PC games. The trick is, the API will only work with games compatible with UWP.
Moving on to Game Monitor, this system allows Windows 10 to share system information with games. Apparently, this is useful for revealing various cheating tools such as aimbots. As long as it does its job right, such a system could very well become mandatory for some multiplayer games. In order to make sure that a game’s real PID is never exposed to other processes, TruePlay runs games in a sandboxed environment. In addition, a separate Windows process can look for typical scenarios related to cheating. If the process detects something fishy, it shares data with gaming developers. Now, some users might not praise Microsoft for adding another monitoring system. However, it looks like Game Monitor can be turned off completely, which is a plus.
The next Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 will likely come out before December this year. We’ll keep you posted as we find out more.