Updated: Jun 11, 2020
Last week Geforce Now announced that it was moving to an opt-in based model and that publishers had till May 31 to opt in our out, to be honest, I thought this was a relatively short time frame, but although the article only came out last week, we can assume they had the month of May to make up their mind.
At Cloud Gaming Xtreme, we thought that was a going to show a true insight into the future of GeForce Now. If loads of publishers opted into the platform then we could see a bright future, but if suddenly a load of publishers decided not to opt in, then that would be a major blow for the platform and could add yet another black mark on GFN's declining reputation, its all well and good to be partnered with Steam, but if the publishers don't opt in, that partnership doesn't matter.
Unfortunately, one of the titles we featured very recently as joining the platform, The Wonderful 101, was one that did not opt-in.
Another Huge surprise was PUBG, they have been a supporter of GFN since the start but also did not opt-in.
We can only hope that they missed the opt-in window and choose to opt-in at a later date, but for now they have been removed from the platform already.
On a positive note, the Geforce Now platform did add 6 more titles from some new games that did opt in:
Guild Wars 2 (NCSoft Corp)
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms (Codename Entertainment)
Magic the Gathering: Arena (Wizards of the Coast)
Outlast (Red Barrels)
Raft (Axolot Games)
Tabletop Simulator (Beserk Games)
The full list of games that opted out is as follows:
Amazing Cultivation Simulator
CardLife: Cardboard Survival
Clicker Heroes 2
Company of Heroes
Dead Frontier 2
Don't Starve Together
Empyrion - Galactic Survival
Endless Space® 2
Five Nights at Freddy's
Five Nights at Freddy's 2
Football Manager 2018
Football Manager 2019
Football Manager Touch 2018
Heroes of Newerth
Ice Age: Scrat's Nutty Adventure
Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale
Kerbal Space Program
Kingdom Rush Origins
Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don't Dry
Miracle snack shop
Next Day: Survival
Nioh: Complete Edition
Out of the Park Baseball 19
Oxygen Not Included
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire