Steam Will No Longer Run on Windows XP Starting January 1, 2019

Valve has recently announced that it would be giving up on Windows XP and Windows Vista on January 1, 2019, requiring users to upgrade to Windows 7 or newer to run its gaming platform.

In an announcement that was published today on its website, Valve explains that Steam needs technology which no longer supports these old platforms, so the company has no other choice than to leave XP and Vista behind as well.

“This means that after that date the Steam Client will no longer run on those versions of Windows. In order to continue running Steam and any games or other products purchased through Steam, users will need to update to a more recent version of Windows,” Valve says.

Specifically, the company explains that the Google Chrome engine is the one powering Steam, and the most recent versions only support Windows 7 and above.

Upgrading is just a matter of time

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.