The game streaming market is a much more crowded place than it was when NVIDIA GeForce NOW first arrived. Google Stadia is the hot new platform, and Microsoft’s xCloud is another contender. NVIDIA’s service is still one of the better options out there as it continues to get more games. Already this month, GeForce NOW has gotten over 40 new titles. NVIDIA is now making a change, however, that will require game developers to opt-in to the service.
On the surface, this may seem like a bad thing for consumers. If game developers are required to opt-in to keep their games on GeForce NOW, that will undoubtedly mean fewer games on the platform. However, this will mean much more stability for the game catalog in the long run and better support.
Before this change, we would see games randomly disappear from GeForce NOW as developers didn’t like that their games were included on the platform. That’s a very annoying thing to happen if you got GeForce NOW for a specific game and it’s suddenly gone. Requiring developers to opt-in will mean fewer games, but the games that are available are intended to be so. Developers will be fully aware and ready to support the platform.
Developers and publishers who haven’t opted-in to GeForce NOW by May 31st will have their titles removed. The good news is there are already over 2,000 games committed to the service and more will be added every Thursday. You can see the full list of titles and publishers that have already opted-in, as well as those that have opted-out, on NVIDIA’s website here.
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