Activision Blizzard Pulls Games From Nvidia's GeForce Now

Joanna Estrada
February 13, 2020

At launch, the Activision Blizzard was one of the game companies Nvidia called out by name with popular titles like Overwatch and Modern Warfare.

NVIDIA's GeForce Now exited beta about a week ago and one major publisher has just chose to remove all its games the cloud-streaming service - Activision Blizzard.

GeForce Now's beta began way back in 2013 as a way for people to stream PC games to the Nvidia Shield TV set-top box.

Some of Bandai Namco's games are still supported by GeForce Now, such as SoulCalibur VI and the entire Dark Souls series, but CAPCOM and Square Enix chose to pull out their entire catalog from NVIDIA's recently launched service. At the same time, Blizzard has removed Warcraft 3: Reforged from AMD's Raise the Game Radeon GPU Bundle.

Naturally, gamers are expressing their displeasure in the Nvidia forums and via Blizzard's Battle.net support site. According to those who've used it, it runs well enough, enables advanced features like RTX, and best of all, lets you play games from your Steam and Epic Game Store libraries without having to purchase games anew.

The statement said that it was Activision Blizzard's decision to remove the games from the platform. Since you're paying for access to the service rather than specific content what you get for your hard-earned rands can change drastically overnight. While the service was pricey when it first began, it's only £5 a month now.

GeForce Now players' reactions were varied. In addition to the hundreds of games now supported, we have over 1,500 games that developers have asked to be on-boarded to the service.

They are still hoping to work together with Activision Blizzard to reenable their games and other games in the future. We're seeing the other side of the coin now - if a game publisher decides it doesn't want to support GeForce Now, you could lose access to the titles you've been playing. It could also be that they're planning on launching their own cloud-based gaming platform, and don't want this hampering their future plans.

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