Activision Blizzard pulls all its games from Nvidia GeForce Now because reasons

By James Billcliffe, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 10:15 GMT

Activision Blizzard has pulled all of its games from the Nvidia GeForce Now streaming platform, according to Nvidia Staff on the GeForce forums.

Dropping one heck of a stealth announcement, the forum post said: “As we take GeForce Now to the next step in its evolution, we’ve worked with publishers to onboard a robust catalog 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.”

The wording of the post suggests that the removed games could return to the service in the future, but as it stands, nothing has been confirmed.

No comment from Activision Blizzard was provided with the announcement.

As noted by WindowsCentral, this move will affect Activision titles like the Call of Duty series, as well as Blizzard games like Overwatch.

After Bungie’s recent split from Activision however, Destiny 2 will not be affected.

Nvidia GeForce Now lets you stream games you already own from different PC libraries like Steam and UPlay to different devices.

Using the cloud, GeForce Now lets you play games on weaker PCs and laptops, macs, Nvidia Shield connected TVs, and Android mobile devices as if they were a higher-powered rig running top-end Nvidia hardware.

After a lengthy beta period, Nvidia GeForce Now accounts are now widely available. You can sign up for free to stream for an hour at a time, or subscribe for an unlimited Founders account at £4.99 a month for 12 months with 90 days free.

The service is set to compete with Google’s Stadia streaming platform, as well as upcoming next-gen iterations like Microsoft’s Xcloud.

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