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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 07:33

No old OS support for Guild Wars

Written by David Stellmack

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So long 95/98/98 SE/ME users

ArenaNet is dropping support for older Windows Operating Systems for Guild War users. The company has announced that after June 14th if you have not upgraded your Windows OS to at least Windows XP, Guild Wars will no longer be playable when the latest update is released.

While the studio does not like making these types of decisions, the move is necessary to improve security and enhance account management, as well as other things. ArenaNet claims that the move will only affect about .05% of the total player base, which actually is pretty surprising considering that Microsoft has not been supporting these Operating Systems for some time; and the majority of users have moved on to at least Windows XP by now.

ArenaNet has no plans to shut down GuildWars, despite the fact that a new version is in development. The company says as long as it has an active player base they will not be shutting it down. In fact, the developer believes that you could see a lot of players having an account and playing both Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2.

ArenaNet still has no official release date for Guild Wars 2 yet, but sources tell us that things are moving in the right direction, and there could be an announcement soon, but we don’t have a clue yet on how soon that is.


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