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Candy Crush will be automatically installed on Windows 10

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Candy Crush is the new Minesweeper

The impossible-to-escape mobile hit Candy Crush Saga is coming to Windows 10. And while that may not sound particularly interesting at first glance — after all, the game is already available on a huge range of platforms — it turns out that Candy Crush will join the likes of Solitaire and Minesweeper as a built-in part of the Windows experience.

"Candy Crush Saga will automatically be installed for customers that upgrade to or download Windows 10 for periods of time following the game launch," Microsoft explains. "It will even include cross-play options for your iOS and Android devices." The company doesn't clarify how long the period of automatic installations will last, or when it will actually start, but it puts Candy Crush in some pretty exclusive company, even if it doesn't last forever.

The game is already hugely popular; in 2013 it reached half a billion downloads, and during the fourth quarter of last year it raked in $324 million. This news will only make it harder to get away from the colorful candy gems.