It is being reported that Windows 10 won’t run old PC games utilizing DRM like SafeDisc and some versions of Securom.
This information was revealed in an interview with Microsoft’s Boris Schneider-Johne while speaking to Rocket Beans in an interview from GamesCom. The segment about the DRM situation was translated by Rock, Paper, Shotgun.
“Everything that ran in Windows 7 should also run in Windows 10. There are just two silly exceptions: antivirus software and stuff that’s deeply embedded into the system,” Schneider-Johne said.
“And then there are old games on CD-Rom that have DRM. This DRM stuff is also deeply embedded in your system, and that’s where Windows 10 says ‘sorry, we cannot allow that, because that would be a possible loophole for computer viruses.”
“That’s why there are a couple of games from 2003-2008 with Securom, etc. that simply don’t run without a no-CD patch or some such. We can just not support that if it’s a possible danger for our users. There are a couple of patches from developers already, and there is stuff like GOG where you’ll find versions of those games that work.”
It seems that SafeDisk won’t be fixing this problem and has decided to let Microsoft if they choose to. This will be unlikely given that SafeDisk is known for being insecure.
Microsoft isn’t also willing to stop there stating that Windows 10 will know when someone has pirated a Microsoft game and will shut the game down.
Microsoft seems to be trying to make Windows 10 the most secure OS that they have ever made. Have you downloaded it yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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