This is basically the death of Windows Mobile. You could see it coming for a long time, but this all but confirms that there won’t be a continuation of the OS besides bug fixes and security updates.
Which brings us to the future of Crimson Dragon: Side Story. Unlike the full Crimson Dragon which had its issues, Side Story is a very solid mobile title, complete with the original Crimson Dragon music from Saori Kobayashi. Yet not many Panzer Dragoon fans got to play this great title since it was exclusive to Microsoft’s mobile OS. Given this news about the demise of Windows 10 Mobile, the chance of seeing Crimson Dragon: Side Story ported to iOS and Android seems a lot more likely. And perhaps technically not out the question either, if the game was originally made with C#, the language used by multiplatform tools like Unity and Xamarin… if I recall correctly they used XNA which, although discontinued now, has been continued as the open source development platform MonoGame, used for multiplatform titles such as Bastion.
If we set up some kind of petition here for Crimson Dragon: Side Story on iOS and Android, who here would be interested in supporting it?