Windows users were shocked to learn what Candy Crush Saga hid from them!
The app has permission to run in the background without notifying users, and it will reinstall itself if you ever remove it!
The game works on a freemium model, where you can theoretically play the entire game for free or spend money to pass difficult obstacles with ease.
Candy Crush Saga is one of the most successful freemium games, earning over $1 million at its best.
The franchise is representative of mobile games.
It became obnoxious because it relied on in-game purchases to generate profit.
The game’s developer is famous for money-focused games, sometimes taking the concept to the extreme.
The company came under fire a few years ago when it tried to get a trademark for the words “candy” and “saga.”
The franchise became so intrusive that in 2015 it was announced that Candy Crush Saga would come pre-loaded on all Windows 10 devices.
The news gained popularity after youtubers like Lyle Rath started spreading awareness:
This isn’t a joke I’ve just been telling everyone this for days.
If you’re on a PC, go to settings, privacy, then scroll down on the left and go to background apps and turn off “let apps run in the background”
You have been passively running candy crush for months. pic.twitter.com/CHjuzpJTNk
— Lyle Rath (@LyleRath) August 19, 2020
you can uninstall it as well 🙂 pic.twitter.com/yK22HumT6Z
— :@ (@Emeraldplum) August 19, 2020
The news took us by surprise. Imagine the number of resources Candy Crush uses in the background without you even knowing or accessing it!