Xbox Is Shutting Down Support For Windows Phone In May 2022

If you've been holding onto a Windows Phone device over the past few years, you might be disappointed to know that Xbox will be ceasing support for the platform on May 16th, 2022, and that includes all achievements.

In a message to Xbox users, Microsoft stated that "earning achievements will be retired on Windows Phone devices" from that date, and while some games may remain playable, progress won't be recorded to your Xbox profile anymore.

The official Microsoft website is also carrying this statement now:

"End of support means experiences with Xbox related features will have limited to no functionality. In addition, earning achievements through Windows Phone devices will be turned off starting May 16, 2022. Some games may still be playable locally on your phone, but progress will not be recorded to your Xbox profile."

This appears to affect everything up to and including Windows 10 Mobile, which went into end-of-support status back in December 2019. It's not the biggest surprise to see Xbox ditching the platform — we're actually shocked it's taken this long.

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