Pour one out for another gaming legend we’re losing.
Microsoft revealed last week it’s no longer supporting its suite of Internet Games that have been a staple of Windows for 19 years.
Games Services for Windows XP and ME will end later this month, while the same service for Windows 7 will end next January.
A statement from a spokesperson lists the casualties as Backgammon, Checkers, Spades, Hearts, and Reversi.
The company thanks the “great community” that existed for these games, but says:
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.