We all have that one person, be it family or friend, who plays, nay is addicted to Candy Crush Saga. Day in and day out, they’re seen swiping away at a screen. They even go insofar as to spend actual money for in game lives just so that they can finish “just one more level”.
Well, Candy Crush Saga fanatics rejoice. The others, take refuge in the nearest safe house you can find. Microsoft just dropped a bombshell.
Candy Crush Saga will come pre-installed with Windows 10. Yes, you read that right. It actually is part of Windows now. In a post by Microsoft regarding this, they go on to say that Candy Crush Saga will automatically be installed for customers who either upgrade or download Windows 10 for certain time frames following the launch of the game.
The game was first shown off at Microsoft’s Build conference in the beginning of May and as such was seen as a showcase for both Project Islandwood and Astoria by Microsoft. Islandwood for example, enables iOS developers to port their apps to the Windows environment. There is still a certain level of recompiling that has to be carried out but the overall process of porting iOS apps to Windows would be easier as a result. As for Android developers, Windows Mobile incorporates an Android runtime layer, thus enabling most existing apps to run without any modification. The Windows version of Candy Crush Saga for example, includes cross-play options for both iOS and Android devices.
It’s nothing to complain too much about though. If you recall, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg actually fired an employee after he was caught playing Solitaire during work hours. Given that Windows 10 is in itself a free upgrade, once you figure out which version you want (there’s 7 editions of Windows 10 in case you didn’t’ know), simply install any other game of your choice and experience the sheer awesomeness of Direct X 12 and even remote play streaming via an Xbox One.
There’s no actual word on whether or not the installation of Candy Crush Saga can be halted. It can be safe to assume however that the developers of the game (King) will want to grab as many players as possible. The company has been going through a rough financial patch and as of today, their shares fell by around 14 percent just a few hours after it issued a profit warning.
They also noted that their revenue was a tad lower than expected during its first quarter financials. The reason? Simply that players are shifting to more advanced mature games.