When will games stop offering win7 support and only be playable in newer OS?

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Win7's extended support period is nearing its end and i still want to keep using it. So i wonder how long i've got until i'm forced out of win7 due to games no longer being able to run in it. How long until games stop offering support to an entire OS?
 

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Crystal ball says.... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The only real determinant is $$ for the game creators. When it is no longer profitable, they'll stop.
Just like support for Vista, XP, and earlier stopped.
 
It's probably linked to market share vs development costs, as long as there's enough people on windows 7 to make it profitable.
In other words, I have no Idea.

It's likely no drivers for modern hardware and no directX support earlier than DirectX 12 in games will kill it off eventually. I know people still persisiting with XP myself.
 

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