We rarely see such a pirouette from a publisher. And what on Earth is GeForce Now?
This brand is for a cloud-based game service, and you can read about it here. You can try it for free, although it limits your session to sixty minutes. The founder subscribers (the term is used for a good reason: after nearly four and a half years in beta, it launched to the public on February 4!), for 5.5 euros per month, you get better access, RTX, longer sessions, and three months of free subscription. The good point here is that you can access games from several of your libraries, such as Steam or UPlay, and you can stream them even to an Android phone if you desire as if you ran the titles on a stronger Nvidia PC.
Activision Blizzard has had enough of the system. Oh, it’s February 13? They were barely on the system FOR A WEEK! Nvidia staff wrote the following statement about it on the GeForce forums: „As we take GeForce Now to the next step in its evolution, we’ve worked with publishers to onboard a robust catalogue of your PC games. This means continually adding new games, and on occasion, having to remove games – similar to other digital service providers. Per their request, please be advised Activision Blizzard games will be removed from the service. While unfortunate, we hope to work together with Activision Blizzard to re-enable these games and more in the future.
In addition to the hundreds of games currently supported, we have over 1,500 games that developers have asked to be on-boarded to the service. Look for weekly updates as to new games we are adding.” That sounds like the games could make a return.
We say Activision Blizzard for a good reason: WindowsCentral: both Activision games (Call of Duty series) and Blizzard titles (Overwatch) have been taken off. Destiny 2 is safe: Bungie split from the publisher last year.
We don’t understand why the publisher decided to leave this early: is Activision Blizzard not trusting Nvidia?