Since the technical requirements of Windows 11 were made public, without a doubt the most controversial element has been the obligation to have a TPM 2.0 chip to guarantee the security of the device. And it is that although it has already been proven that the security offered by these integrated devices is not absolute , it is true that they provide a very high level of security, and that therefore their use is recommended whenever possible.
The problem is that, by making it essential for systems to have TPM 2.0 to install Windows 11, quite a few users are forced to stay on Windows 10 or, in any case, to install Windows 11, renouncing updates and support. . which certainly doesn’t seem like a good idea. It remains to be seen if Microsoft ultimately denies updates to those users, but if so, there may be a tremendous security problem looming.
However, it is indisputable that Microsoft, with its operating system, has an enormous capacity to lead manufacturers and developers in the directions it sets, and it seems that in the case of Windows 11 with the mandatory nature of TPM 2.0 we are going to see it again short and medium term. And it is that, as Slashgear suggests , it is very likely that the software industry determines that the level of implementation of the security chip is already adequate and, consequently, begins to use it also to ensure its developments .
We have already seen the first example in Valorant , the popular game, which has already begun to carry out tests related to the use of said chip, although at the moment it is not yet clear if its intention is to make it mandatory to have it only in Windows 11 or, on the contrary, it will be thrown completely into the pool and will require it in Windows 10. However, this last option does not seem the most probable, since it could mean a significant loss of users.
Be that as it may, Riot Games could be kicking off the widespread adoption of security through TPM 2.0, since Microsoft has already made it a standard component of current systems. And it makes sense to think that other games will follow in their wake, and it wouldn’t surprise me too much if certain services, where security is an important aspect, are also contemplating making this leap. Windows 11, at least in its secure version (that is, in installations that meet the minimum requirements), will surely start a trend that we will see a lot in the medium term.