The Long Dark available once again through Nvidia GeForce Now

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 28 May 2020 15:10 GMT

The Long Dark has returned to Nvidia GeForce Now.

Hinterland’s episodic survival game The Long Dark is once again available through Nvidia GeForce Now.

Back in March, the game was pulled from the streaming service as Nvidia never asked for the studio’s permission to offer the game in the first place.

But thanks to the company launching an opt-in program to developers, studios can now “fully control whether or not their games appear on the platform.”

This new program is the reason Hinterland decided to allow The Long Dark to be hosted on the service.

“I believe that creators must be the custodians of their own content and that developers should be able to determine for themselves which platforms their games are experienced on,” said the studio’s founder and CEO Raphael van Lierop in a statement.

“In fact, I strongly believe that the continued vibrancy of the independent games industry depends on us being masters of our own destiny.

“Back in March, I decided to remove The Long Dark from Nvidia’s GeForce Now game streaming platform, as I disagreed with our game being incorporated into the service without our consent. We discussed our position with Nvidia, which they respected.

“I applaud Nvidia for embracing this opt-in approach, and for their support of independent creators like Hinterland. I also support any developers who choose, for their own reasons, to withhold their games from any platform, and I hope you will respect their decisions to do so as well. Developer choice is at the heart of a strong independent games industry.”

You can have a look at all the games which have been opted-in for GeForce Now through the link. The list also shows games that will no longer be available on the service as of May 31.

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