Microsoft has decided to pre-install Candy Crush Saga on Windows 10 along with the traditional Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts. Even users who upgrade from an older version of Windows will see this game installed on their machines, whether they want it or not.The announcement comes at a time when people are expressing displeasure against the “bloatware” shipped with the operating systems and computers. (Remember Lenovo Superfish?) On the contrary, Microsoft has been bundling games on Windows from long time ago and we don’t see how it poses a serious problem.
The Microsoft post also says that King, Candy Crush Saga publisher would bring all their new games for the Windows 10. Candy Crush Saga has been one of the most popular matching games across multiple platforms and it has crossed 1 billion downloads on the Google Play Store. This could be one way of Microsoft ensuring that even if developers are not keen to invest on its Windows platform, it can offer them a deal they can’t refuse. During its annual BUILD conference last month, Microsoft announced it expected over a billion devices to run on Windows 10 over the next two to three years.
So Microsoft sold its soul to get Candy Crush on Windows…this is awful. pic.twitter.com/VIL6pzQWih
— Brad Sams (@bdsams) May 14, 2015
@bdsams ouch. they better be installing Notepad too then! And also Hadoop! Fair is fair!
— Mary Jo Foley (@maryjofoley) May 14, 2015
@bdsams Meh, how is it different than including any other games over the years? Folks will love it, and it will attract user interest.
— Aaron Hall (@GoodThings2Life) May 14, 2015