Nvidia GeForce Now is returning to its original glory from launch
posted Sunday Mar 5, 2023 by Scott Ertz
When Nvidia GeForce Now first launched, the service essentially supported every game imaginable. However, the company failed to anticipate the response from the game publishers, who had contracts in place with other streaming services. And so, games began to disappear quickly, much to the disappointment of fans. Now, the brand has been working to return its catalog of games to something closer to how it launched.
What is Nvidia GeForce Now?
In the beginning, the premise was simple: if you owned a game you could turn it into a streaming game on the platform. This is because you were essentially renting a powerful computer that you could sign into your existing store accounts and play the game without having to install it on your computer or use your local resources. This model meant that the company wouldn't have to negotiate with publishers or pay them to allow the streaming of their games. Or so they thought.
Nearly immediately, Nvidia was contacted by publishers saying that they had not acquired the rights to allow the streaming of their games and that the Terms of Service disallowed exactly what they were doing. This was a big surprise to Nvidia, which believed that be renting access to a computer, they could avoid the topic entirely. The publishers disagreed, though, and demanded games be removed from the platform - which Nvidia quickly complied with.
Within just a few weeks, the platform was a shell of its former glory, with much of the potential game catalog gutted by publishers. But, Nvidia went to work trying to bolster the Nvidia GeForce Now game catalog once again, securing rights to and permission from several high profile publishers. Nvidia was back in business, but they needed to keep moving forward to stay in the game.
More games coming to Nvidia GeForce Now
In the month of March 2023 alone, Nvidia plans to add over 20 new titles to the service. Some of them are low profile games, while others have been on gamers' minds for ages. Already in the first week of the month we've seen 5 games added, with more on the way.
This is important for Nvidia to focus on, because their competitors are always adding new titles. Microsoft's Game Pass offers game streaming of some of the biggest games around, often on the day they release. So, for Nvidia to maintain any ability to compete, they need to continue adding games, as well. Here's a full list of what to expect in March 2023.
- Amberial Dreams (Steam)
- Battlefield 2042 Season 4: Eleventh Hour (Epic Games Store, Steam)
- Big Ambitions (Steam, Mar. 10)
- Clash: Artifacts of Chaos (Steam, Mar. 9)
- Destiny 2: Lightfall (Epic Games Store, Steam)
- Disney Dreamlight Valley (Epic Games Store, Steam)
- DREDGE (Steam, Mar. 30)
- Figment 2: Creed Valley (Steam, Mar. 9)
- The Great War: Western Front (Steam, Mar. 30)
- Hotel Renovator (Steam, Mar. 7)
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure (Steam, Mar. 14)
- Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 6 (Steam, Mar. 9)
- Monster Hunter Rise (Steam)
- No One Survived (Steam)
- Ravenbound (Steam, Mar. 30)
- Rise of Industry (Epic Games Store)
- Smalland: Survive the Wilds (Steam, Mar. 29)
- Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga (Steam)
- System Shock (Epic Games Store, Steam)
- Tower of Fantasy (Steam)
- Voltaire: The Vegan Vampire (Steam)