GeForce Now: Activision-Blizzard games removed from the catalog… because of Nvidia?

In all likelihood, regarding the disappearance of Activision-Blizzard games from the GeForce Now service, it was Nvidia who mishandled its agreement with the American giant …

A “misunderstanding” according to Nvidia…

A few days ago, Nvidia proudly launched its GeForce Now gaming service, with the availability of a free and a paid offer. A service that allows gamers to import their games purchased from Steam, BattleNet, and Uplay into the GeForce Now application so they can play when they want, where they want. It, of course, provided that an agreement has been signed beforehand between Nvidia and the publisher…

Most recently, it was revealed that the first “victim” of GeForce Now was giant Activision-Blizzard, whose games were taken off the platform just days after its launch. This was a hard blow for Nvidia (and for gamers), as many popular titles such as Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, and Call of Duty had to go without. If some people have quickly pointed the finger at Activision-Blizzard, it seems that this blunder is actually to Nvidia’s credit…

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Activision-Blizzard was a fantastic partner during the GeForce Now beta, which we included in the free service offering,” said Activision-Blizzard. Recognizing the misunderstanding, we removed the games from our service, hoping to work with them to reactivate them, and more, in the future. »

As a result, Nvidia would not have done the right thing, and would not have obtained an agreement from Activision-Blizzard to offer the group’s games in the “public” version of GeForce Now. Nvidia would have had to remove the US publisher’s games from its catalogue before making GeForce Now available to everyone, as it has done with other publishers. The latter (Capcom, Konami, Square Enix…) could return to the GeForce Now platform soon, but again, nothing is clearly stated…

It remains to be seen whether Activision-Blizzard wants to team up with Google regarding Stadia or whether the US group doesn’t want to be part of any streaming offer offered by a competitor…
Most recently, it was revealed that the first “victim” of GeForce Now was giant Activision-Blizzard, whose games were taken off the platform just days after its launch. It was a hard blow for Nvidia (and for gamers), as many popular titles such as Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, and Call of Duty had to go without. If some people have quickly pointed the finger at Activision-Blizzard, it seems that this blunder is actually to Nvidia’s credit…

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