What you need to know
- 2K Games is a publisher owned by Take-Two that publishes games such as the Borderlands franchise.
- 2K Games has requested all of its titles be pulled from NVIDIA GeForce Now streaming.
- This comes after publishers like Bethesda Softworks and Activision have pulled most and all of their games respectively.
If you've been hoping some big publishers would continue to have their games on NVIDIA's GeForce Now streaming service, well, this isn't the time to keep hoping. Today, NVIDIA announced (opens in new tab) on the GeForce Now forums that 2K Games has requested its titles be removed from the service.
"Per publisher request, please be advised 2K Games titles will be removed from GeForce NOW today," the statement reads. "We are working with 2K Games to re-enable their games in the future."
This follows a long list of other removals, as Activision Blizzard has pulled all of its games, The Long Dark has been removed and Bethesda Softworks has pulled every game except for Wolfenstein: Youngblood. By contrast, CD Projekt Red has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will support the service on day one.
NVIDIA's cloud game streaming service is one of the best available today, delivering lag-free gaming at 1080p/60fps. The fact that you can access NVIDIA's servers for free makes it an easy sell, and the $4.99 plan makes it an immediately enticing option for seasoned gamers.
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If a company wants to sell a product on multiple platforms, I could see why they would be upset about not being asked to be on Geforce now.
Im confused what you actually mean.
GeForce start to lose big games on there platform and if they don't fix it gamers will leave them and I'm one of them.
Do these publishers aim to ransom their games for money? Or are they waiting to get a better bidder in another service? In any case, I feel that what they're doing amounts to make less people be able to play their games in diverse ways.
Seems like the future will be each company having their own cloud service to play their games. Similar to all the different launchers on PC now. Shame.
Why is that a shame? It works wonderfully.
Because that will mean multiple subscriptions - much like what's happening with movie/TV show streaming now.
And people will subscribe and share passwords, much like what is happening with movie/tv subscriptions.
The irritating thing here is that these publishers have been on the platform for years while in beta. Who missed the step of how to monitize this for everyone? Were publishers confused all those years? Did Nvidia think publishers wouldn't want money at some point? Nvidia needs to raise their prices and pay that extra to publishers. It's why Xbox Gamepads is successful because publishers get some money for supporting the platform
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