Recently, people have discovered that Vermintide 2 uses a spyware tool, called RedShell.
What is it?
From their main website: “Red Shell is a software package used by game developers and publishers to help them measure the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns. It works by tying information from marketing campaigns to in-game play.”
Does it collect personal information?
Main website again: “No. Red Shell tracks “device” based information about your computer. We do not collect any personal information about gamers. We don’t collect names, emails, or addresses. Our service basically says “this computer clicked on a link from this YouTube video and the same computer played your game.” We have no interest in tracking people, just computers for the purposes of attribution. All of the data we do collect is hashed for an additional layer of protection.”
Problem, no one consented to having their information tracked by the tool. Also I am sure this violates the GDPR.
What does everyone think about this, should they remove it?