Windows 10 Fall Creators Update adds code to help catch game cheaters

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After testing the latest Windows 10 "Fall Creators Update" over the past six months, Microsoft has released the latest edition to secure over 500 million Windows 10 devices globally, starting with new machines first.

TruePlay offers a new set of tools targeted at combating cheating within Windows 10-compatible games.

The code at heart here is known as "TruePlay", which was formally called Game Monitor. Windows 10 also has a service that will monitor gaming sessions for the type of behaviour common in cheating scenarios. According to Microsoft, those PC games that will use this feature will run in a "protected process" created to guard games against a common way for cheaters to access game's code. Windows will collect the data and provide it to the developers when a cheat is activated. In case that's not sufficiently reassuring, players will also have the option of opting out of the monitoring completely-and because TruePlay is not a "block on launch" system, as Microsoft put it, developers will have the ability to protect only the parts of their game that actually need it.

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It was nearly a year ago when we first heard about the concept of "Cellular PCs" running Windows 10 on ARM processors. This won't prevent any software from running necessarily, though it will disable any portions of a game that have TruePlay protections enabled.

Microsoft's forthcoming ARM-based laptops will be able to go more than a day between recharges, according to reports that claim that battery life on the new Windows 10 devices will be "beyond expectations". Microsoft was supposed to share more information about the feature with the Insiders however the company didn't.