Activision Blizzard works disappear in one week from official service start from NVIDIA's cloud game service `` GeForce NOW ''
GeForce NOW '' is a service that will allow you to play many popular titles such as DARK SOULS series, Destiny 2 , Fallout 76 , Fort Knight from PCs and smartphones via cloud, December 17, 2019 in Japan Although official service has not yet started in closed beta testing from the day, official service started in North America and Europe on February 4, 2020. It is clear that the title of Activision Blizzard , a major game publisher, has been deleted from the game titles that can be played on GeForce NOW.
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Nvidia's GeForce Now is losing all Activision Blizzard games, a bad sign for cloud gaming-The Verge
Popular titles such as the Call of Duty series and Overwatch have been removed from NVIDIA's GeForce NOW. Among the publishers that provide game titles to GeForce NOW, Activision Blizzard's largest title and the company's online game service Battle.net- related titles are only one week after the official launch of GeForce NOW It means that you can no longer play with.
At the end of the GeForce NOW North American beta service, game publishers such as Capcom , Electronic Arts , Konami , Remedy , Rockstar Games , and Square Enix have withdrawn from the service, and Activision Blizzard Is the form that follows this.
GeForce NOW's business model is, in theory, a user-publisher-NVIDIA all connected in a win-win-win relationship.
GeForce NOW will allow users to play game titles purchased on services such as Steam, Epic, UPlay, and Battle.net via the cloud, in addition to more than 30 free games. Publishers can ask users to purchase titles from conventional services, and users can play the latest games via NVIDIA's cloud without having to prepare expensive hardware necessary for playing games Become. And NVIDIA can collect $ 5 (about 550 yen) per month from users as a fee for using GeForce NOW.
In addition, The Verge seems to have asked NVIDIA a question such as 'Do you distribute the usage fee of GeForce NOW to game publishers?', But it seems that NVIDIA refused to comment.
NVIDIA has called for consultation with the company to resurrect the Activision Blizzard title in a statement, but The Verge says, 'The Activision Blizzard title will not be resurrected within a few days.' Pointed out.
'We are excited about the potential of cloud gaming, and we are very worried about seeing this happening, as with the paid TV world, Distribution negotiations are also being held regularly in the game industry, and should we see that negotiations are taking place to keep popular content hostage? '', And intense contention for cloud game services such as video streaming services I'm afraid that the war will unfold.
Activision Blizzard has just signed a strategic partnership with Google at the end of January 2020. Among them, Activision Blizzard has announced that Google Cloud will be prioritized as the hosting infrastructure of its own title, but it is unknown at the time of article creation whether this partnership is related to this withdrawal from GeForce NOW .
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