Valve has introduced that Steam is dropping assist for legacy Home windows working programs. Specifically: Home windows XP, and Home windows Vista.
Starting January 1, 2019, Steam will now not assist Home windows XP, or Home windows Vista. Valve revealed this transfer in an replace to a Steam assist article.
Previous that date, Steam gained’t launch if it’s put in on both of the 2 working programs. Customers nonetheless working XP or Vista might want to improve to a extra fashionable working system in the event that they wish to proceed utilizing Steam, and play their video games.
“The latest options in Steam depend on an embedded model of Google Chrome, which now not features on older variations of Home windows,” Valve defined.
“As well as, future variations of Steam would require Home windows characteristic and safety updates solely current in Home windows 7 and above.”
Steam clearly helps Home windows 7 and above.
The information is just not notably stunning given how previous and probably insecure these working programs are. Though very small, there’s nonetheless a portion of Steam customers who proceed to depend on Home windows XP.
The newest Steam and software program survey, printed in Could 2018, revealed that zero.22% of Steam customers have it put in on a Home windows XP machine. Granted, it’s not even 1 / 4 of 1%, however it’s not nothing. No one makes use of Vista, although, or at the least the quantity is just not large enough to chart.
In different scorching Steam information, Valve has formally unveiled the overhauled, Discord-like chat characteristic, which is accessible now for public beta testing.