Microsoft closes its Internet games on Windows

Goodbye, online games from Microsoft! The technical giant stops working on a whole series of Internet games on various versions of Windows, including XP, ME and Windows 7. The games will become unavailable for Windows XP and Windows ME starting July 31, and for Windows 7 from mid-January 2020.

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“With a heavy heart, we made this difficult decision,” the Windows game development team said. “But the time has come for us, together with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources in new technologies.”

The future of games from Microsoft

From now on, Microsoft will focus on developing and launching its xCloud Xbox streaming service, which plans to launch in October. The service will allow you to play on devices such as phones and tablets, and will support three and a half thousand games in the Xbox One library, as well as nearly two thousand games that it plans to release in the future.

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“Project xCloud has thousands of games on our data centers and we allow people to access them,” said Xbox CEO Phil Spencer. "We scratched our heads and said," Wait, we have tens of millions of people who already have an Xbox One at home. What if they could turn their local Xbox into a new xCloud from the comfort of their own home ”…


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