Microsoft’s classic Windows games will be discontinued on January 2020.
Announced through a Microsoft forums post, six games for Windows XP, ME and 7 will be rendered unusable on January. These games are:
- Internet Backgammon (XP/ME, 7)
- Internet Checkers (XP/ME, 7)
- Internet Spades (XP/ME, 7)
- Internet Hearts (XP/ME)
- Internet Reversi (XP/ME)
- MSN Go (7)
All of these games will be killed first on Windows XP and ME. Come July 31st, 2019 all of the Windows games will be unplayable. Windows 7 users will have a tad longer: January 22, 2020.
“We truly appreciate all the time and passion you’ve put into Microsoft Internet Games. This has been a great community.” Microsoft said. “However, the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources towards more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences.
“Current players may enjoy the games until the dates above when game services will cease, and the games listed will no longer be playable.”
For those who still play these classic internet Windows games, we’re very sorry for your loss.