Windows users will know that Microsoft bundles some games with its Windows operating system. This has been the case for over the past decade of Windows releases, but it looks like Microsoft has now decided that they will be retiring some of these games.
The company has confirmed that they will be shutting down their internet games on Windows. This includes titles like Backgammon, Checkers, Hearts, Reversi, Spades, and MSN Go. This will cover all versions of Windows, starting with Windows XP and Windows ME where these games will no longer be accessible on July 31st 2019.
This will be followed by Windows 7 users who will lose access on Jan. 22nd January 2020. Microsoft said, “It is with heavy hearts that we have made the difficult decision. However, the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources towards more recent technologies.”
I’m not sure that a lot of people still play these games, so they may not be missed by many. The games are fun, but there are plenty of other games out there to choose from, so I guess Microsoft is making the right call here. It is the end of an era.
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