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Microsoft rolls out TruePlay anti-cheat service for UWP developers

Microsoft rolls out TruePlay anti-cheat service for UWP developers

Studios developing for Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform now have access to additional tools to stop cheating in PC games.

Dubbed TruePlay, this functionality has been rolled out as part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. According to the developer page, this will keep an eye out for “behaviours and manipulations” common to cheaters.

Furthermore, data from any cheating events will be shared with the developers, but only after it has been determined that cheating actually occurred.

Customers need to opt in to TruePlay, with Microsoft saying the software is not ‘block on launch’, while developers can decide what is and is not allowed in their games.

Cheating is something of a hot topic now; the anti-cheating tool used by Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds BattlEye has reported that it is banning between 6,000 and 13,000 people a day from that title due to this behaviour.


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