It has come to our attention that the digital distribution platform known as Steam will be ending support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 on 1st January 2024.
This is important because many of our games are distributed on the Steam platform, and we are aware that many players still use an older operating system to play them.
Therefore, if you are still using one of these operating systems after 1st January 2024, you will not be able to access your Steam library.
As a result, we will be changing the minimum system requirements of our games accordingly, and we will only be supporting Windows 10 and above (other OS version and types are not supported).
Why is this happening?
"This change is required as core features in Steam rely on an embedded version of Google Chrome, which no longer functions on older versions of Windows. In addition, future versions of Steam will require Windows feature and security updates only present in Windows 10 and above."
Why You Should Upgrade to Windows 10 or Above Sooner, Rather Than Later
"Although support won't end until 2024, we strongly encourage all Windows 7/8/8.1 users to update sooner rather than later. Microsoft ended security updates and technical support for Windows 7 in January 2020 and for Windows 8.1 in January 2023. Computers running these operating systems, when connected to the internet, are susceptible to new malware and other exploits which will not be patched. That malware can cause your PC, Steam and games to perform poorly or crash. That malware can also be used to steal the credentials for your Steam account or other services."
Source: Windows 7 and Windows 8 Support - Steam Support