Microsoft is trying to focus on gaming in her latest version of windows, which is Windows 10 and that brought some changes in the Microsoft Services Agreement – this agreement cover all Xbox Live, and Xbox and Windows Games published by Microsoft – which is the following:
“We may automatically check your version of the software and download software updates or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorized hardware peripheral devices. You may also be required to update the software to continue using the Services.”
This change was spotted by Alphr, but they even throw “unauthorized hardware peripheral devices,” in there, which isn’t a clear statement of what it means will Microsoft block uncertified PC or illegally-modified Xbox One and Xbox 360 controllers? I don’t have the answer to that and no does for the moment.
For the clarification’s sake, this is not a full on hunt for all desktop pirated software, the agreement doesn’t cover Steam games for example, or any other third-party desktop applications you have on your computer. BUT all Xbox and Windows Games published by Microsoft are included.
We have just to wait and see how this will play out for Microsoft.