Activision Blizzard’s latest decision came as the most unexpected thing so far. Only a week after Nvidia officially released its games streaming service, dubbed GeForce Now, Blizzard has turned off support for all of its library of games. Nvidia announced GeForce Now users about the odd decision, accusing Activision Blizzard to fix the issue.
Blizzard Deleted Its Games From Nvidia’s GeForce Now
“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,” reads the full statement.
So, games such as World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice were all available and playable on GeForce Now. They have also been for a period now during the service’s beta phases. Users who bought the games will still play them, but not on Nvidia’s streaming hardware.
Activision Blizzard recently realized a multilayer deal with Google (it has its games streaming service, Stadia) for streaming rights to significant titles such as Call of Duty and Overwatch esports events on YouTube.
GeForce Now Game Streaming So Far
Nvidia had officially revealed and released the latest variant of GeForce Now, its game streaming service. The platform had been in a closed beta period since 2015. It introduced two subscription variants, a free one and another for $5/month.
GeForce Now utilizes remote servers to display games in the stream or cloud and allows you to stream PC games to your PC, Mac, Android-based devices, or TV. It can also play games up to a 1080 pixel resolution and 60 frames/seconds. You can modify anytime you want the stream quality with three available presets, Data Saver, Balanced, and Competitive.
Modification features include frame rate, max bit rate, VSync, dynamic settings for network conditions, and resolution. By choosing a free membership, you can play up to one-hour/session. The Founders membership, on the other hand, allows you to play up to six hours/session, and other features.