Almost 25 years ago, Microsoft added a free game, Microsoft Solitaire, as part of Windows 3.0 and productivity of PC workers has dipped ever since thanks to the game's addictive nature. Today, the company announced plans to hold a big public tournament using the Microsoft Solitaire Collection that can be downloaded for free on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone.
Currently, Microsoft is holding an internal company Solitaire tournament to find the best players in the organization. Those players will then compete against the public starting on June 5. Microsoft stated:
"From Klondike to FreeCell to Spider, TriPeaks and Pyramid game modes, you'll be challenged to bring your best to defeat our best. Are you up to the challenge? Get your Solitaire game on today."
So far, there's no word on the rules or prizes for the public tournament, but we will post up those details as soon as they are revealed. Microsoft has plans to pre-install a new version of Microsoft Solitaire Collection with every copy of Windows 10.