Microsoft has given bad news for the most nostalgic Windows users. Bill Gates’ company has announced that, after almost 20 years, it has said goodbye to Microsoft Internet Games, the platform that hosted some of the legendary games that were installed in its operating systems.

This system, which offered certain classic video games in cooperative mode thanks to the use of the Internet, was launched in 2000 together with Windows ME (Millennium Edition) and was also available in Windows XP and Windows 7. The first two operating systems will cease to have this platform from July 31, while Windows 7 will lose them on January 22, 2020.

The games that will disappear with Microsoft Internet Games are: Internet Backgammon (XP/ME, 7); Internet Checkers (XP/ME, 7), the mythical checkers game; Internet Spades (XP/ME, 7); Internet Hearts (XP/ME); Internet Reversi (XP/ME); and MSN Go (7).

Windows 7 will also stop having security updates, so the company recommends moving to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. After so many years, the Microsoft Gaming Team wanted to thank the work and support of the community in an official statement: “We really appreciate all the time and passion you have put into Microsoft Internet Games. This has been a great community”.

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