NVIDIA GeForce NOW loses games from Warner Bros, XBOX Game Studios, Codemasters, and Klei Entertainment but gains 36 Ubisoft titles

NVIDIA GeForce NOW loses games from Warner Bros, XBOX Game Studios, Codemasters, and Klei Entertainment but gains 36 Ubisoft titles

NVIDIA’s first foray into portable gaming on the Android platform was the SHIELD Portable, which failed to gain enough momentum for a successor. The company eventually decided to jump on the cloud gaming bandwagon by opening up its GeForce NOW service to Android. After conducting a limited beta, NVIDIA has started to allow anyone to enjoy hassle-free cloud gaming since February. Unlike competitors such as Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud, GeForce NOW allows end-users to stream games that they already purchased on Steam, Epic Games Store, Battle.net, and Uplay, but there is a catch! Digital game stores, as well as publishers, have the authority to revoke the games to be streamed, and it looks like GeForce NOW is going to lose access to a bunch of titles starting today (April 24).

Despite NVIDIA’s endeavor to bring in new content to the streaming service every week, it will lose games from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, XBOX Game Studios, Codemasters, and Klei Entertainment. No official explanations have been offered for every single instance of why publishers are leaving GeForce NOW, but it could be related to the revenue generation policy and/or exclusive deals with other cloud gaming platforms. While game publishers have had to explicitly work with Google to port their games onto Stadia, GeForce NOW basically runs the games from Steam from a remote PC, thus blocking the publishers to demand extra fees for having their games be playable on other platforms, e.g. PC games are playable on Android. Some of the existing collaborations might be intended for the beta period and the expirations are basically inevitable after the service’s public launch, recasting the idea as merely a theory – just one of many unknowns.

Not all of today’s news is bad, though, as Ubisoft is reportedly advancing on their cloud strategy with NVIDIA GeForce NOW. Chris Early, senior vice president of partnerships at Ubisoft, commented:

Ubisoft fully supports NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW with complete access to our PC games from the Ubisoft Store or any supported game stores. We believe it’s a leading-edge service that gives current and new PC players a high-end experience with more choice in how and where they play their favorite games.

Expand the list below to see all the Ubisoft games that have been added to GeForce NOW library till date:

List of Ubisoft games on GeForce NOW

  • Assassin’s Creed II Deluxe Edition (Uplay version)
  • Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (Steam)
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Steam)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Uplay)
  • Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition (Steam)
  • Heroes of Might & Magic V (Uplay and Steam)
  • Heroes of Might & Magic V: Tribes of the East (Uplay and Steam)
  • Might & Magic: Heroes VI (Uplay)
  • Might & Magic Heroes VII (Uplay and Steam)
  • TrackMania² Stadium (Uplay and Steam)
  • The Shattering (released day-and-date on Tuesday)
  • Call to Arms
  • Conan Unconquered
  • Creative Destruction
  • Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
  • Dead Age
  • Divinity: Original Sin (Classic)
  • Dungeon Defenders
  • Enclave
  • Gothic 3
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Iron Sky: Invasion
  • King’s Bounty: The Legend
  • Magicka
  • Overcooked!
  • Pro Cycling Manager 2017
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
  • Stoneshard
  • Streets of Rogue
  • Sudden Strike 4
  • Superhot
  • This Is the Police
  • Trailmakers
  • Trine 2: Complete Story
  • Tropico 4
  • Wurm Unlimited

NVIDIA GeForce NOW
NVIDIA GeForce NOW
Developer: NVIDIA
Price: Free

Source: NVIDIA