Wordle has been acquired by The New York Times Company. The purchase was announced by The Times today and reflects the growing importance of games in the company’s quest to increase digital subscriptions to ten-million by 2025.
Wordle was acquired for a price “in the low seven figures.” The company said the game would initially remain free to new and existing players.
As a fan of this game, I worry about the word "initially." That implies that it will only be free at first. I hope I'm wrong on that, because I don't want to pay for Wordle.