Certainly in the memories of many Windows users, classic games like Internet Backgammon, Spades or Hearts are no stranger. But in the near future, Microsoft will erase those beautiful memories on Windows XP, Windows ME and Windows 7 operating systems.
According to the company's latest announcement, classic Internet titles that have been released with operating systems will no longer work. Six death games include Backgammon, Checkers, Spades, Hearts, Reversi and MSN Go.
According to Microsoft's schedule, users of Windows XP and Windows ME will be the first to be affected when the schedule of shutdowns is expected to start on July 31.
Meanwhile, Windows 7 users can continue playing these games until early 2020. The schedule stops working on Windows 7, which is expected to start on January 22, or about a week after Windows 7 stops. support on January 14, 2020.
Representative of Windows Gaming group shared: "We really appreciate the passion and effort you have spent on Microsoft's Internet games. You really created a great community. But it was time for us to talk to each other. Hardware, software needs to invest resources to reach the latest technologies, help bring new and wonderful experiences, current players can continue to play games until they stop supporting. support, when the game service stops working and when the above games are no longer playable ".
However, Microsoft 's cessation of Internet – based games has affected all Windows users simply because of the simplified versions of Windows XP, Windows ME and Windows 7 and is about to stop supporting. According to statistics, Windows XP currently has a market share of about 2% and is mainly used on computers that do not have Internet access for security reasons. And of course the titles that need this Internet connection will not work.
On the other hand, Windows 7 is still the second most used version of Windows, but these titles will also stop working after Microsoft stops supporting the operating system. It is expected that the market share of Windows 7 will decline sharply in the coming months. Instead there is an increase in market share of higher versions like Windows 8, Windows 10.
Refer to Softpedia