2K Games is removing its titles from the Nvidia GeForce Now subscription service.
The announcement was made via Nvidia’s official forums. Here is the brief statement, which reads:
Per publisher request, please be advised 2K Games titles will be removed from GeForce Now today. We are working with 2K Games to re-enable their games in the future.
2K Games is just the latest publisher to pull out of GeForce Now. They are behind Borderlands, Bioshock, Civilization, Mafia III, and XCOM 2. Even though the fledgling subscription service only left beta last month, Activision Blizzard and Bethesda have also left.
According to The Verge, the moves may be related to licensing issues:
All three publishers allowed their games on GeForce Now while it was in beta, but at least in the case of Activision Blizzard, Nvidia reportedly never got permission to keep Activision Blizzard’s titles on GeForce Now after it left beta and started charging people money for it (there is still a very limited free tier of GeForce Now). Presumably, Bethesda and 2K Games had their games removed from GeForce Now for similar reasons likely due to some form of licensing dispute.
Will Nvidia be able to negotiate suitable deals with these companies? If not, can GeForce Now survive the loss of three major publishers? The outcome could be critical to the success or failure of the service.