PC Gaming is one area where Microsoft is aiming big, even bigger than Xbox. While Windows 10 is all built for gaming, Microsoft has built a feature in Windows 10 which will allow it to disable any counterfeit game or any unauthorised hardware.
As Vaughn Highfield @ Alphr reports, Microsoft has updated it’s End User Licence Agreement, of which Section 7 B says,
Updates to the Services or Software, and Changes to These Terms” – of Microsoft’s Services EULA stipulates that it “may automatically check your version of the software and download software update or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorised hardware peripheral devices.
This clearly means, if you have a pirated game running on PC, it will get disabled. If you ever hacked in your Xbox One for pirated game, it might go for a toss. The same applies to anything running Windows 10, which will essentially every product from Microsoft in future.
If this is one of the goals of Microsoft, to counter Privacy, nobody should be surprised that Microsoft is letting everybody upgrade to Windows 10 for free, and in future if this is evolving as a service, things are bound to change.
The real question is, Are we ready for the change ? Is Privacy going to be an issue if Microsoft wants to counter pirated games and hardware?