Activision Blizzard Removes Games From GeForce Now, A Week After Launch
Just a week after Nvidia officially launched its own games streaming service, GeForce Now, Activision Blizzard have removed support for its entire library of games.
Nvidia notified GeForce Now customers about the sudden removal, laying blame on Activision Blizzard but without much explanation on why it happened. The post acknowledges that there will be cases where games might be removed from the service, but also mentions that Nvidia is working with Activision Blizzard to resolve the matter.
“Per their request, please be advised Activision Blizzard games will be removed from the service,” the statement reads. “While unfortunate, we hope to work together with Activision Blizzard to reenable these games and more in the future.”
Games such as Overwatch, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and World of Warcraft were all playable on GeForce Now, and have been for some time during the service’s long time in beta. Customers who purchased the games will still have access to them, but won’t be able to play them via Nvidia’s streaming hardware.
Activision Blizzard recently entered a multiyear deal with Google (who has its own games streaming service, Stadia) for streaming rights to major Overwatch and Call of Duty esports events on YouTube.