Nvidia GeForce Now service loses 2K Games as publisher pulls titles

Nvidia’s streaming service GeForce Now has taken another hit as 2K Games has removed its catalogue of titles effective immediately. This follows both Bethesda and Activision Blizzard’s titles getting taken down from the service as the publishers did not agree for their titles to be on the service outside of the beta phase. The 2K removal announcement came overnight and plainly stated:

Per publisher request, please be advised 2K Games titles will be removed from GeForce NOW today. We are working with 2K Games to re-enable their games in the future.
The full list of removed games include:
• BioShock 2 Remastered
• Bioshock Infinite
• BioShock Remastered
• Borderlands 2
• Borderlands 3
• Borderlands Game of the Year Enhanced
• Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
• Mafia III
• NBA 2K Playgrounds 2
• NBA 2K17
• NBA 2K18
• NBA 2K19
• Sid Meier’s Civilization V
• Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
• The Darkness II
• The Golf Club 2019 featuring PGA TOUR
• WWE 2K19
• WWE 2K20
• XCOM 2
Nvidia’s GeForce Now is considered a rival to Google’s Stadia service. This is how the two services stack up.

GeForce Now

  • Free account offers unlimited one hour gaming sessions, but need to queue.
  • 60+ fps across the board. Capped at 1080p.
  • Premium account offers priority queues, six hour sessions, RTX On at $4.99
  • Links to different stores including Steam, Epic, Uplay giving access to thousands of games.
  • Support on TV, Android phones, Macs, PCs, laptops. Chromebook support coming soon.

Google Stadia

  • Currently only Premium edition available.
  • Requires Google Chromecast Ultra and Stadia for TV
  • Currently only works on Google Pixel phones.
  • On PC requires Google Chrome browser.
  • Closed platform with only Stadia store titles compatible.
  • Advertise to offer up to 60fps at 4K for Pro subscribers

If Nvidia keeps losing titles at the rate it is as publishers pull out GeForce Now may struggle to get long term traction, despite what it offers.

Source: Nvidia

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