Internet Explorer bows out of browser gaming this summer
Internet Explorer’s retirement has been a long time coming, but Microsoft is warning that it’s finally time to say goodbye to its longtime browser. Although the software is not part of the Windows 11 app arsenal, it will soon cease to exist on most versions of Windows 10 and will then be removed from each iteration of the operating system soon after.
According to a new wave of notices issued to Windows 10 users, Internet Explorer will first be removed from new versions of the operating system in June. If you want to avoid Windows Updates, you might find that the browser will be around a little longer, but it’s safe to say that the software is ready to be properly logged in the history.
Microsoft Edge has been patiently waiting to replace Internet Explorer since its debut in 2015, and it will begin to properly replace its elder shortly. As a result, legacy IE shortcuts should launch the new Chromium-based browser, which might come as a shock if you’re not used to the newcomer’s cleaner aesthetic.
If you’re a gaming PC enthusiast, you probably haven’t opened Microsoft’s door to the net in a very long time. In a blog post last year, the company also covered its intentions to shut down Internet Explorer in the blog post last year, so the fact that it’s finally ready to toss the bucket may not – not be too much of a surprise.
Microsoft is obviously looking to the future with Windows 11, and its popularity as a gaming platform continues to grow. New features like its DirectStorage API are an undeniable boon, but the tech giant is also experimenting with quirks like Windows File Explorer banner ads, as well as an unsupported hardware watermark that occupies the corner. lower right of your screen if you are using installation workarounds.