Wordle is dead, long live Wordle.
New York Times Games announced via tweet that game creator Josh Wardle’s website will no longer host a playable version of Wardle’s megahit word guessing game Wordle, and will now migrate entirely to the New York Times‘ own page from June 9, 2022.
The clock for the original Wordle link has been ticking since the game’s wordsmiths at the New York Times acquired Wordle for an undisclosed seven-figure fee, promising at the time that Wordle would “initially remain free”. No update on whether this change will result in the potential loss of Wordle when the change occurs.
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The first clear convergence between Wardle’s edition of Wordle and the New York Times came on February 17, 2021, when sites daily solutions did not match. The ensuing confusion among gamers led The New York Times to update its Wordle FAQ to reflect that they had updated their list of acceptable words and could therefore run different solutions from the originally hosted version of the game.
Some of the list updates were part of the NYTstrives to eliminate swear words from the game’s pool of guessable worlds.
Why is today’s word different for different people?
Since then, the solutions have mostly matched (for the most part), but the discrepancy won’t matter once Wardle’s site is down and NYT Games takes over as the online location. single to play.
What will be the problem is that players keep wordle streak data from their original site and transfer it to the new york times site, which is actually possible thanks to a tool created by tech writer seth michael larson, who can easily transfer site information and maintain footage once the change officially occurs.
Happy guessing, Wordle fans. And don’t forget to update your favorites.