A post from the Microsoft Casual Games team on the Microsoft Casual Games FAQ page reads, “After careful consideration, Microsoft Casual Games Studio has made the difficult decision to no longer support our game experiences on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. It is with deep regret that we are unable to dedicate the necessary resources to continue providing these beloved games on this platform.”
Servers for the following games are due to close on April 5th, 2021:
The Microsoft Casual Games team says that these games were deslited from the Windows 8 Microsoft Store back in December and are no longer available to download. “You will, however, be able to continue playing and earning in-game achievements without change until April 5, 2021, when the game services will officially expire from Windows 8/8.1,” the FAQ post reads. According to comments in our forums, Daily Challenge progress can be transferred for some of these games on Windows 10 and Mobile, but this reportedly needs to be done before February 15th.
Servers for Microsoft Bingo on Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows Phone are also due to close on April 5th.
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