A couple of days ago, Microsoft released Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to the general public. The Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 is more than a minor update, it adds new features such as the Windows Mixed Reality, OneDrive Files On-Demand and major improvements such as the new Fluent Design language system.
An interesting change that went unnoticed is the ‘TruePlay’, an anti-cheat feature. Microsoft announced TruePlay feature in July, it was formerly known as Game Monitor. TruePlay is a placeholder within the Windows UI, Microsoft explains. Microsoft was supposed to share more information about the feature with the Insiders however the company didn’t.
TruePlay is a neat feature that basically notifies the developer when a cheat is activated in games enrolled in the anti-cheat system. Windows will collect the data and provide it to the developers when a cheat is activated. TruePlay will first indicate whether or not the cheat has been activated in the games and then the cheat data will be sent to the developers.
However, no monitoring data will be shared when the signed in user has not given the permission to the system, apparently, Windows 10’s TruePlay feature is not secretly spying you. The developers will be only alerted when a cheat has been processed, if it fails then the developers won’t be alerted.
As of right now, only games based on the Universal Windows Platform supports the Windows 10’s TruePlay API. Microsoft hasn’t confirmed whether or not the traditional games will be able to make use of the new APIs. UWP games such as the Forza Motorsport 7 are eligible for the TruePlay feature. It remains to be seen whether or not the anti-cheat feature will be able to accurately monitor the cheat system.