Despite the shaky reception game streaming service GeForce Now has received since its launch on February 4, Nvidia is doubling down on efforts to improve its library before the full launch in June. In a new post, Nvidia has confirmed support from Ubisoft, Epic, Bungie, and Bandai Namco, while warning that some games will be removed before the commercial launch.
From the start GeForce Now has had issues with a number of publishers. Activision removed all its games from the service just one week after launch, and Bethesda removed “most” of its games shortly after. 2K also removed its games, while The Long Dark was removed after being added without the developer’s permission.
“As we approach a paid service, some publishers may choose to remove games before the trial period ends,” Nvidia’s general manager Phil Eisler explained after 2K requested to remove their games from the server. “Ultimately, they maintain control over their content and decide whether the game you purchase includes streaming on GeForce Now. Meanwhile, others will bring games back as they continue to realize GeForce Now’s value.”
As the June commercial release draws closer, it seems Nvidia is anticipating more games leaving the service, but it’s also looking to add more titles before this date. All the Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry games are now available on GeForce Now, joining other Ubisoft titles like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, For Honor, and Watch Dogs. Ubisoft has previously confirmed its support for the service.
New games will be added in in batches through the end of May, with Nvidia saying these will be larger as they near the commercial release date in June. You can check for updates on the GeForce forums as games are added. Yet as new games are added, others will be removed before GeForce Now is launched as a paid service.
On April 24, GeForce Now will be removing all games from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Xbox Game Studios, Codemasters, and Klei Entertainment. These include the Batman Arkham series, all the Lego games, the F1 racing series, and Don’t Starve, among others. “We hope they’ll return in the future,” the Nvidia blog post adds.
GeForce Now is one of a number of game streaming services springing up, including Microsoft’s Project xCloud and Google Stadia.
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