Bethesda's games have been removed from GeForce Now

Written by Chad Norton on Sun, Feb 23, 2020 1:00 PM
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Nvidia is going through troubled waters at the moment. They have some good news, then some bad, then some good and then some bad and so on and so on... In another moment of not-so-good news, Nvidia recently announced that (almost) all of Bethesda’s games have been removed from GeForce Now’s library.

The move looks to be similar to what happened nearly two weeks ago when Activision Blizzard also removed it’s games from GeForce Now’s library. Nvidia called Activision Blizzard’s departure a ‘misunderstanding’, however no word about why Bethesda pulled their own games from the library has been released yet.

The full list of games removed are as follows:

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • The Evil Within 2
  • Rage 2
  • Quake Champions
  • Prey
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Fallout 76
  • Fallout 3
  • Everspace 
  • Doom
  • Dishonoured
  • Dishonoured 2
  • Dishonoured: Death of the Outsider
  • Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

For the keen eyed you’ll notice that Wolfenstein: Youngblood is not a part of the list. Well, you’d be absolutely right as for some reason it’s the only game that wasn’t removed from GeForce Now.

Nvidia’s new blog post about how Geforce Now is evolving brings some information to light at least: "This trial is an important transitional period where gamers, developers and publishers can try the premium experience with minimal commitment while we continue to refine our offering.

"As we approach a paid service, some publishers may choose to remove games before the trial period ends. Ultimately, they maintain control over their content and decide whether the game you purchase includes streaming on GeForce NOW. Meanwhile, others will bring games back as they continue to realize GeForce NOW’s value."

That’s not exactly reassuring news for most users of the service. The fact that any publisher can outright remove its entire library of games from the service at such short notice is alarming. Whilst it may not be entirely bad for owners of a desktop PC who could already run the games previously, because of GeForce Now’s appeal to be able to play games even on a Macbook many have purchased games specifically to play on Nvidia’s platform, only to have their ability to play it removed almost instantly.

Nvidia tried to reassure users that: “as the transition period comes to completion, game removals should be few and far between, with new games added to GeForce NOW each week.

That’s a bit hopeful at least for the future. And since Nvidia and CD Projekt Red are working closely together to bring Cyberpunk 2077 available on GeForce Now the day it launches, we at least won’t have to worry about 2020’s most anticipated game being pulled from the library as well.

If Bethesda or Nvidia decides to elaborate on the situation we’ll update you as soon as possible.

What do you think of the move? Is this going to hurt Nvidia in the long run? Or is this just an infancy problem as the platform begins to evolve and work out the kinks? Let us know what you think!

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09:28 Feb-25-2020

Of course they have been removed by Bethesda.

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14:29 Feb-24-2020

Good. If streaming becomes the next best thing, we'll need to rely on DRM as well as ISP's 100% of the time to play OUR (yes we paid for it) games. One is enough, considering how unreliable ISP's can be at times.

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14:52 Feb-24-2020

Considering we don't own the games we pay for on Steam, Origin and other such app and/or account based DRMs, nor do we own the accounts the games are on, we already don't own our games.

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22:53 Feb-23-2020

"Bethesda's games have been removed from GeForce Now" isn't this a good thing given what Bethesda has become? O_o
I know I wouldn't want trash on my platform;}

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13:44 Feb-24-2020

Yes we don’t want trash like Doom, Prey, Dishonored and Fallout NV on GF Now!
Bethesda Game Studios might have been ****ing up recently, but remember that Bethesda Softworks publishes games from all the companies that belong to Zenimax.

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20:16 Feb-23-2020

Bethetic...

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20:11 Feb-23-2020

Lol good. I don't want any streaming service for games.

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13:44 Feb-23-2020

So greedy, so pathetic.

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13:16 Feb-23-2020

Ah for onces the company greed is doing us a favor, first Activision, now Bethesda, good.

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13:43 Feb-23-2020

how is that a favor?

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13:48 Feb-23-2020

screwing up any and all streaming services.

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14:19 Feb-23-2020

You realize that this one in particular just offered streaming as an option for games you bought somewhere else so you can play them on a system that usually cannot handle them?
I personally see this service as nothing but a win.

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15:30 Feb-23-2020

Once upon a time Steam(and other DRMs) was(were) an option for games, now it's the only option.

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10:57 Feb-24-2020

I second that sentiment. I do not want game streaming services to be seen as a viable option. I do not want that to be what companies think is what the gaming scene wants going forward.

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11:02 Feb-24-2020

Yup back in the day I thought steam could co-exist with physical copies of the games, but obviously the companies weren't looking for co-existence and I'm sure that when or if streaming gets polished and perfected they will make a massive push towards it and Valve will transition and so will many other companies, so yeah, thanks, but no thanks.
DRMs are terrible garbage as is, streaming is dumpster fire crap.

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11:13 Feb-24-2020

Sigh People still living in the past. It's 2020, please join the rest of us.
I imagine people like you still complain about games no longer being shipped on disc for PC.
Geforce Now is a FREE option, it doesn't force it down your throat. It only adds another alternative.

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11:17 Feb-24-2020

Steam was a free option that just added another alternative... again now it's the only option(along with the other DRMs, that are basically the same).


And I think you have no idea how bad DRM is... On steam you don't own a single game you have purchased. You don't own your account.


And let's say that in 2020 murder and torture became legal. Would you say, come to 2020 and join the rest of us then? Well this is the equivalent to murder in gaming, while Steam and DRMs are torture.

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11:20 Feb-24-2020

As they say burn the roots, before the tree takes a hold.

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13:15 Feb-23-2020

Why do I feel like some palms weren't greased.

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