What you need to know
- Bethesda Softworks publishes multiple game franchises including Fallout, The Elder Scrolls and Wolfenstein.
- Bethesda Softworks is pulling most of its games from NVIDIA GeForce Now streaming, with the exception of Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
- Recently, Activision Blizzard also pulled its games from the service.
While the NVIDIA GeForce Now streaming service is seeing quite a bit of attention shortly after coming out of beta testing, more and more publishers are pulling their games. Today, NVIDIA confirmed (opens in new tab) on its forums that Bethesda Softworks is pulling most of its games from GeForce Now. The lone exception is Wolfenstein: Youngblood, which will remain for the time being.
Bethesda Softworks is the games publishing arm of ZeniMax, publishing several franchises from the companies' studios, including the Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein and Doom games. Bethesda Softworks isn't the first publisher to pull out however, as Activision Blizzard recently pulled all of its games, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the best-selling game of 2019 in the U.S.
It hasn't all been bad news recently, as CD Projekt Red confirmed that the highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 would support GeForce Now on day one. We'll continue to provide updates as publishers either support or pull out of the service. NVIDIA GeForce Now differs from many streaming services in that it allows users to stream their own PC games that they buy, either in limited sessions for free or with extended sessions at $5 a month.
NVIDIA's cloud game streaming service is one of the best available today, delivering lag-free gaming at 1080p/60fps. The fact that you can access NVIDIA's servers for free makes it an easy sell, and the $4.99 plan makes it an immediately enticing option for seasoned gamers.
- Free at NVIDIA (opens in new tab)
This makes no sense to me. Do these companies want to make money or not? My computer can't run most of the games out there but with Geforce Now, I can. So, by taking these games down, I won't be buying their games. They lose revenue. What is going on behind the scenes? Is Nvidia demanding too much of a cut? I don't understand why they don't want my money? At this point, I'm relunctant to buy any games I can't run locally if I spend $50 dollars only to have Bethesda remove support a week later.
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