If you were subbing to NVIDIA GeForce Now for your streamed games, we genuinely hope it wasn’t for Activision-Blizzard’s games. That’s because yesterday Activision-Blizzard surreptitiously removed all its games from the platform, with no announcement, leaving NVIDIA itself to explain what was happening to confused gamers. Here’s the key bit from the message on the NVIDIA site:
“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 reenable these games and more in the future.”
GeForce NOW fans are pretty dang miffed, as anyone who recently renewed a sub hoping to play those games is now out of luck – and money. That includes Call of Duty, Overwatch, and StarCraft 2.
The platform’s only been live for a week, and gamers were already heralding it as what Stadia ought to have been. For Blizzard to be suddenly snubbing it right after launch? Yeah, there’s something else going on. Either way, bad show from the company.