NVIDIA takes down a bunch of games from GeForce NOW & Shield owners are not happy

Google Stadia streaming service, unlike your typical cloud streaming services that bring you plenty of movies and TV shows, streams console and PC-quality video games running on Google servers via a myriad of devices like phones and tablets.

However, Stadia isn’t the only video game streaming service of its kind. Matter of fact, the game streaming industry has been here for quite some time, with services like OnLive having debuted close to a decade ago.

Although OnLive is no longer a thing, the idea lives on. Besides Google Stadia, other video game streaming services exist today and one of them is NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW.

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GeForce NOW uses the company’s own servers to run console-quality games that are then sent to any compatible device that includes PCs, NVIDIA Shield or even Android devices. The latter only got support this past August.

There are over 1,000 games to stream from GeForce NOW servers, but according to recent developments, NVIDIA has taken down some of these titles that happen to be some players’ favorites and Shield owners are furious about it.

So I have been playing Dark Souls 3 for a while on GeForce Now. Worked great, loved it. But today when I logged in I saw it was not in my library anymore and neither in de search list. Did the game get removed or something?
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Aw fuck, I was just about to start DS 3. And AC7? Damn, that was one of my favorites. Hope this isn’t permanent, and that they get put back on soon.
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That’s absurd I just bought dark souls saga like 2 weeks ago.
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Although a lot has been said about the missing Dark Souls III, it’s not the only game that NVIDIA has taken down from GeForce NOW.

WTF?!? I was playing with Dragon Ball FighterZ and the TEKKEN 7 is my favourite! I only purchased these games because the GeforceNow so I could play it on my TV with friends!!! Why NVIDIA WHY????? You dont bring any new games anymore and whas worse is you are taking away all of our favourites!!! Why are you forcing so much to loose customers?
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In fact, the company has detailed a list of games that will be removed from GeForce NOW going forward and indeed, the titles that Shield TV owners are venting about are included.

Below is the full list of GeForce NOW games that NVIDIA has taken down until further notice. While at it, NVIDIA has also added Black Future ’88 to GeForce NOW.

• Ace Combat 7
• DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin
• Dark Souls III
• Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
• Dark Souls: Remastered
• Dragon Ball FighterZ
• DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2
• JUMP FORCE
• MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE
• NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2
• NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4
• NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER
• Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
• Project CARS 2
• RAD
• Soulcalibur VI
• Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
• Tales Of Berseria
• Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
• TEKKEN 7
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It’s unclear if these games will be back in the GeForce NOW collection at some point, so we wait to hear what the company has to say about it. Meanwhile, check out our NVIDIA and gaming sections for more related stories.

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