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Forza Horizon 3 and Halo 5: Forge use Microsoft's new appx encryption

Forza Horizon 3 and Halo 5: Forge use Microsoft's new appx encryption

Forza Horizon 3 and Halo 5: Forge use Microsoft's new appx encryption

Forza Horizon 3 and Halo 5: Forge use Microsoft's new appx encryption

 

Last month Microsoft announced their new encrypted appx format, with Forza Horizon 3 and Halo 5: Forge being the first titles to use this new form of digital protection. This new protection means that even those with full admin access to a system will not be able to view or edit game files, preventing these games from being modded and hopefully protect them from piracy.

This new encryption tool will encode all game files as Windows 10 installs the application, preventing the games from being tampered with at a later date. This will prevent Forza Horizons 3 from being modded like Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, which could have the game's weather effects modified through the game's XML files.  

  Forza Horizon 3 and Halo 5: Forge use Microsoft's new appx encryption

 

This new tool is good news for developers, allowing their games to be protected from piracy, though at the cost of any user made modifications.   

 

You can join the discussion on Forza Horizon 3 and Halo: Forge being encrypted on PC on the OC3D Forums

 

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28-09-2016, 10:25:48

shambles1980
when it comes to online multiplayer games, i prefer there to be no modding.Quote
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