Wordle Gets Purchased By New York Times

The New York Times acquired Wordle, adding the popular daily word phenomenon

Wordle gives players six tries to guess a five-letter mystery word. It was created by Josh Wardle, a software engineer in Brooklyn.

Since its debut in October, it has caught fire, with users posting on social media how many guesses

The game has millions of daily players, according to the Times.

It will initially remain free to new and existing players, the Times said, raising concerns it may eventually go behind a paywall

The Times is focusing on games as a way to diversify its revenue sources. With Donald Trump’s chaotic presidency over