Microsoft Solitaire is definitely one of the most recognizable games for Windows operating systems for years, and in Windows 10, it was completely modernized and redesigned. But besides graphical changes, Microsoft also included some ads in it. And if you want to get rid of these annoying advertisements, you’ll have to pay.
Just like it was the case with previous versions of Windows, Windows 10 also comes with a pre-installed version of Solitaire, this time it’s called Solitaire Collection, and it features various modes of the classic card game. But it’s the first time Microsoft decided to earn some money from this ‘free’ game and feature some ads in it. However, you probably didn’t know that you can disable these ads, but you’ll have to pay monthly or yearly fee for that. More precisely, if you want ads-free version of Microsoft Solitaire Collection, you’ll have to pay $1.49 per month, or $9.99 per year.
Actually it’s not the first time Microsoft wants you to pay for Solitaire. The company also tried to get some money from users for a premium version of Solitaire in Windows 8. But unlike Solitaire Collection for Windows 10, it wasn’t pre-installed in the system.
The fact that Microsoft wants you to pay for playing Solitaire Collection without ads is actually not surprising, because a lot of users received Windows 10 for free, and company surely needs some revenue. So either they will get it from advertisers or from you to stop seeing content from those advertisers. It looks like Microsoft relies on revenue from its subscription services, like Groove Music, Videos and Office 365, rather than revenue from selling the system itself.
So tell us in the comments, do you play this game and would you rather pay to remove ads from Solitaire Collection or you’re okay with them?