You have proably heard of the internet sensation known as Wordle. You may even be among the millions who play it.
Pretty soon, players will play it on a new website. That’s because the game’s creator, Josh Wardle, sold the game to the New York Times. Wardle made the announcement on Twitter.
In a statement, he explained the decision to fans of the game:
I am incredibly pleased to announce that I’ve reached an agreement with the New York Times for them to take over running Wordle going forward. If you’ve followed along with the story of Wordle, you’ll know that NYT games play a big part in its origins and so this step feels very natural to me.
I’ve long admired the NYT’s approach to their games and the respect with which they treat their players. Their values are align with mine on these matters, and I’m thrilled that they will be stewards of the game moving forward.
When the game moves to the NYT site, it will be free to play for everyone, and I am working with them to make sure your wins and streaks will be preserved.
Thank you all for playing and making Wordle an unforgettable experience.