Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts are getting some company on Windows 10. Microsoft says it will automatically install Candy Crush Saga for people who upgrade to the new operating system during the launch period.
The announcement this morning is sparking a debate. Some Microsoft followers are objecting to the automatic installation of the game, at a time when more PC users are trying to avoid the preinstalled “crapware” that has traditionally shipped with Windows PCs.
So Microsoft sold its soul to get Candy Crush on Windows…this is awful. pic.twitter.com/VIL6pzQWih
— Brad Sams (@bdsams) May 14, 2015
Others are coming to the company’s defense.
@bdsams oh for God's sake. It's a game. They used to autoinstall an office suite.
— SpragueD (@SpragueD) May 14, 2015
Microsoft has struggled to get top apps on Windows and Windows Phone at the same time as they’re released on iOS and Android. The company says this is the first in a wave of games from King Digital Entertainment that will be made available for Windows 10.