Microsoft recently revealed something rather surprising for Windows 10. A new pack-in game will be joining the line-up. Candy Crush Saga will be pre-installed with the new OS. Some may call it a deal with the devil, others may genuinely be excited about the development. Whichever side you fall on, though, there's one thing to know. This development is no big deal and isn't something to be overly concerned about.
How often do you play the packed-in games on your PC? We all know games like Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Mahjong are there, but they don't have the same hold and appeal as other titles for those of us who log into Steam or hop on a console on a daily or weekly basis. They're backups, reminders of things that could be.
We aren't the audience for these games anymore. Yes, we may play them, but they're really there for the casual crowd. As difficult as it may be for people like us, who game on a regular basis, some people never really get into games. For them, Solitaire or Minesweeper may be their only real experiences with games.
For these people, Candy Crush Saga is a big deal. It may be one of the few games they actually do play. It's not the best match-3 game out there. Its microtransactions are shameless. But for them, this game is important. It's familiar, and something they enjoy in brief bursts. Having it easily accessible is important to them. To them, Candy Crush Saga pre-installed is a good thing.
It could even be important for us. As I mentioned earlier, some of these people only play the games that come with their PCs. Adding something new like Candy Crush Saga could shake things up for them. Seeing as how it's multiplatform, it could get them interested in more mobile games. Which, in turn, could get people involved in better games. Eventually, these people could find themselves starting with something simple, like Candy Crush Saga, and wondering what more is out there.
So really, Candy Crush Saga on Windows 10 isn't something to scoff at or fear. Its mere existence doesn't hurt us, and it could prove to be something wonderful and enlighting for people who don't normally spend a lot of time on games. They might open their minds to other experiences and move on to better, more worthwhile games.