Well that's hard to believe that we will never see checkers and stuff again. A goodbye farewell is bidden by the team ,“While we’re saddened to leave this chapter behind, we continue to be committed to delivering engaging, delightful gaming experiences,” says Microsoft in a blog post. Well ,that makes me wonder if there would be some variation on these casual games will make a comeback later — perhaps Microsoft will include an upgraded Internet Games package with whatever the next version of Windows is.
It's time to move on for Microsoft users of older Windows versions as they are removing their favorite board and card games,
Including Hearts ,Reversi,MSN Go,etc.Windows XP users and Windows ME users will loose their access first.
This is all because Microsoft has stopped regular maintenance of Windows XP and ME.
These games will fade away from Windows XP on July 31 and from Windows 7 until January 22, 2020.
As a Windows user one must be aware,that Microsoft bundles a handful of games with its Windows operating system. This featute has been leading over the past decade or so of Windows releases, but it seems that Microsoft has ultimately decided that they will be retiring some of them.
They appreciated the passion users showed in Microsoft Internet Games.This has been a great community. They hinted to invest the resources towards more recent technologies so that they may continue to deliver great new experiences.
What Do We Think?
Well it's not entirely shocking either as every other companies are switching towards new technologies. Since, Microsoft had already largely phased these games out with the release of Windows 10. These are applications which have simply got lost in time with Windows XP out of support and Windows 7 set to join it next year. If Microsoft wanted to bring Ski Free back, we wouldn't complain.
What do you think? When was the last time you played one of these games? Will you be sad to see them go? Let us know in the comments!