IN A NUTSHELL:
- Activision Blizzard's games have disappeared from GeForce Now;
- The decision was taken by the publisher - the reasons are unknown;
- The games include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, World of Warcraft and Diablo III;
- Nvidia hopes that it will be able to come to an agreement with Activision in the future.
Activision Blizzard has decided to remove its games from the GeForce Now streaming service. This happened only a week after the official launch of Nvidia's platform. The administrators of the latter informed about it in a special note in their forum. Unfortunately, we do not know why the publisher decided to make this decision.
"As we take GeForce NOW to the next step in its evolution, we’ve worked with publishers to onboard a robust catalog of your PC games.
This means continually adding new games, and on occasion, having to remove games – similar to other digital service providers.
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," we read.
List of Activision games removed from GeForce Now
The full list of pulled games can be found in a separate note published at this address. Unfortunately it includes many popular productions - Diablo III, World of Warcraft (both in standard and Classic version), StarCraft Remastered or a few latest installments of Call of Duty series.
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Single Player / Multiplayer
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Single Player / Multiplayer
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Call of Duty: World at War
- Call of Duty: WWII
- Construction Simulator 2 US - Pocket Edition
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Diablo III
- Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
- Heroes of the Storm
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy
- StarCraft Remastered
- StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
- World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
- World of Warcraft Classic
All that remains is to hope that Activision's decision is not a harbinger of a fragmented streaming market. This is currently the case among video content platforms, where every major player (Netflix, Disney, Warner Bros., HBO) wants their own platform. It wouldn't be good if something similar happened to our industry. We keep our fingers crossed for Nvidia and Activision Blizzard to reach understanding.
We would like to remind that GeForce Now officially launched on February 4 - after several years of beta-tests the service was made available in a paid and free version (monthly subscription currently costs $4.99, but if you decide to subscribe to it you get an additional 90 days for free). The subscription offers a number of benefits, including longer game sessions (GFN is time limited) and the ability to benefit from ray tracing effects.
- Activision - official website
- GeForce Now - official website