NVIDIA GeForce NOW streaming service launched recently, but the GPU manufacturer seems to be having a hard time securing deals with publishers, Bethesda, Activision Blizzard, Capcom and Square Enix has pulled their games out of the platform. Today is 2K, the parent company of Rockstar Games who asked to remove some of its IPs from the streaming service.
“Sorry to those who are disappointed you can no longer play #thelongdark on GeForce Now. Nvidia didn’t ask for our permission to put the game on the platform so we asked them to remove it. Please take your complaints to them, not us. Devs should control where their games exist.” Said Raphael van Lierop via Twitter.
The problem lies in what NVIDIA GeForce NOW has promised, and they might be accused of false advertising, NVIDIA says their cloud gaming service is ‘Open Platform’ the hardware developer explains that players who has purchased a game on Steam or Epic Games Store will be available to keep playing the game via GeForce NOW.
“If you buy it, you own it. If you already own it, play it. Your purchases are always yours.” … “In total, there are hundreds of games from more than 50 publishers that, once you own, are available for instant play. All these games are patched automatically in the cloud, so your library is always game ready.”
It seems that NVIDIA made that promise without the green light of some developers and publishers, so the ball is now on their side, if large publishers like Activision Blizzard and Bethesda pledge their support to other streaming services they GeForce NOW might be already doomed.