Server shutdowns have cursed Xbox 360 games for a while now and we all know about the impending end of Games for Windows LIVE, Microsoft's PC gaming platform to precede Windows 8. Now we have heard news about possibly the first upcoming server closure for a Windows 8 title. Team Crossword (Win 8) is the victim.

There is no need to panic immediately about getting the online achievements completed as the servers will be shut down in approximately six months' time. While a definitive date has not been announced, developer Frima Studios has promised to provide more information "as we get closer to the final date". The ability to purchase in-game tokens has now been disabled as the team "don’t want you to spend your hard earned real money on tokens for a game that’s going away soon". However, tokens can still be earned through gameplay until the servers are closed.

These are the achievements that will be affected:

Team Crossword (Win 8)The Casual CrewThe The Casual Crew achievement in Team Crossword (Win 8) worth 13 pointsComplete a casual crossword with four players.

Team Crossword (Win 8)The Standard SquadThe The Standard Squad achievement in Team Crossword (Win 8) worth 18 pointsComplete a standard crossword with four players.

Team Crossword (Win 8)The Pro PartyThe The Pro Party achievement in Team Crossword (Win 8) worth 19 pointsComplete a pro crossword with four players.

Team Crossword (Win 8)A Huge Help From My FriendsThe A Huge Help From My Friends achievement in Team Crossword (Win 8) worth 26 pointsComplete a crossword with at least three other members of your team.

Team Crossword (Win 8)The W-TeamThe The W-Team achievement in Team Crossword (Win 8) worth 15 pointsEarn a Platinum medal with your own team.

Team Crossword (Win 8)Word ChampThe Word Champ achievement in Team Crossword (Win 8) worth 28 pointsComplete a multiplayer crossword in first place.

Team Crossword (Win 8)Community LeaderThe Community Leader achievement in Team Crossword (Win 8) worth 17 pointsIn a multiplayer game, be the first to complete a word affected by a Community Hint bonus.

Team Crossword (Win 8)Et tu, Amicus?The Et tu, Amicus? achievement in Team Crossword (Win 8) worth 25 pointsLock a word's hint and get it completed by a member of your team.

Team Crossword (Win 8)Stay Calm and Play OnThe Stay Calm and Play On achievement in Team Crossword (Win 8) worth 18 pointsFill a word that was affected by someone else's Bomb power-up.

Team Crossword (Win 8)I Love Every CatThe I Love Every Cat achievement in Team Crossword (Win 8) worth 24 pointsDuplicate at least a hundred points from a single word completed by a member of your team.

Team Crossword (Win 8)Crossing wordsThe Crossing words achievement in Team Crossword (Win 8) worth 22 pointsScore fifty bonus points from word-crossing with a member of your team.


Once the servers have been closed, players will still be able to play in offline mode. Any puzzles that have been downloaded to your PC or tablet will still be accessible for play too. Unfortunately, the game will no longer receive technical support from the point that the servers close.

When we get a more definite closure date, we'll be sure to let you know.
Credit for this story goes to Finknuts
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.