Overwatch players will no longer be able to play on PC’s says Blizzard

If you were to look at Blizzard’s player base across all its games, you would probably get a bit dizzy. Only the long lasting World of Warcraft title has managed to get subscriber numbers to around 14 million with the release of this year’s new expansion, Legion. A newcomer to the Blizzard collection of highly acclaimed games is Overwatch. The first person shooter has garnered quite the attention and recognition since its release, and is now one of the most popular games on the planet.

That being said, the game is currently available and supported on all Windows versions from XP upwards. But unfortunately for Overwatch players that still use the outdated OS, Blizzard recently announced that it will be removing support for Windows XP and Windows Vista in the near future. This means that people won’t be able to play Blizzard’s games on those versions of Windows anymore.

Some were of course revolted by the news, but the truth is that Windows XP is a very old operating system. Just so you get a better idea of how outdated it is, Microsoft terminated support for Windows XP in 2012. Windows Vista is the next version released after XP, so it’s in the same boat. Getting back to the situation at hand, Windows XP and Vista users that are playing Blizzard’s popular game Overwatch, as well as other games from the developer’s catalogue, are advised to go about updating their OS as soon as possible.

Blizzard representatives stated that even though official support for the OS has ended in 2012, Blizzard still allowed players to play its games on it due to the sheer popularity of Windows XP. Now, most people have managed to successfully transition to the next chapter, such as Windows 7 or even the most recently released Windows 10.

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