GeForce NOW News: 34 Games This Month & Will We See Activision, Rockstar & Capcom Games Return?

It’s a new month and that means there are a ton of games heading our way in today's GFN Thursday blog. Upcoming PC game launches like Kings Bounty II, Humankind and NARAKA: BLADEPOINT will be available to play GeForce Now this month.

In total, 13 games will be streaming from the service this week and that’s only a portion of the 34 games coming throughout August.

13 Games This Week

A Plague Tale: Innocence is free to pick up on the Epic Game Store today and I implore you to check this one out. This game follows the grim story of Amicia and her young brother Hugo. It’s a heartrending journey as you are hunted by soldiers through the darkest hours of history. You must fight against overwhelming odds to find purpose in the brutal unforgiving world created by Asobo Studio.

Death Trash is a day and date release from Steam. This game was released in early access today and features a post-apocalyptic world where cosmic horrors long for humanity but meet punks with shotguns. It combines old school RPG, modern action gameplay and player freedom. No price yet for this one.

Another day and date release coming to us in early access today also from Steam, Starmancer. Stranded in a strange solar system, your task as a Starmancer is to construct and manage a space station capable of sustaining life for the countless minds trapped in your corrupted memory banks. This one combines simulation, strategy and base building and will cost around £16.

CyberTaxi is an action-packed driving first-person shooter and taxi simulator set in a grim vision of the future. You play as a cab driver who works in a dark-noir Hindenburg city and strives to escape. You can pick up this crazy combat racing shooter from Steam for only £7.

Fast-paced and brutally challenging, Eldest Souls is a unique Boss-Rush soulslike experience. In a final act of vengeance, the Old Gods have unleashed a great Desolation upon the world. Mankind's only hope lies with a lone warrior… and his greatsword of pure Obsydian. This challenging dark fantasy game was only just released last week and is available for under £15 for a limited time on Steam.

ELEX is a handcrafted action role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the Gothic series, set in a brand new post-apocalyptic Science Fantasy universe that puts players into a huge seamless game world full of original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices and powerful action. You can pick this up from the Epic Game Store for £8! That price won’t last long as the 80% sale ends in a couple of hours.

From the Art Director of BioShock and a team of veterans of the BioShock, Halo, Guitar Hero and Rock Band series comes The Flame in the Flood. A rogue-like river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft and evade predators. Available on Steam for around £15.

The dark fantasy platformer GRIME will be streaming on GeForce NOW this week. This is a fast and unforgiving action-adventure RPG in which you crush your foes with living weapons that mutate form and function. Available via Steam and priced around £18.

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds is a visual novel that was remastered back in 2017 from the 2008 version. Playing as the young Chizuru, this text adventure will have you come face to face with mysteries of the past and uncover dark secrets in your search to find your father. Updated with new graphics, new characters and available in English Chinese and Japanese this cost only £8 from Steam.

MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures will have you descend into the darkest dungeons, lure enemies into brutal traps and free the spirits of fallen heroes. Morph between unique dungeon creatures to survive and drive back the evil forces of the underworld in this hack and slash action RPG from firefly studios. Released in late 2017 this one is still in early access and will cost you only £7 from Steam.

Super Animal Royale is a 64-player, frenetic, top-down 2D battle royale in which murderous animals fight tooth, claw and machine gin across an abandoned safari park. Overwhelmingly positive reviews for this free to play game available from Steam.

The penultimate game this week is set in a world of intrigue and suspicion. Humans and robots contend with escalating tensions and mutual distrust. Gangster felines scheme their way to the top of the food chain in Tales of the Neon Sea. Available from Steam for around £14.

The final game this week is Zero Hour. A tactical FPS with online team-based gameplay that takes place in a variety of fictional locations interpreted in Bangladesh with real-life scale and resource management. All of this brings a grounded, close-quarter combat experience to the game. Released just under a year ago in early access you can pick it from Steam for just under £10 and stream on GeForce Now this week.

Upcoming August GFN Games

Here's what GeForce NOW users can expect in the coming weeks;

  1. Lawn Mowing Simulator (day-and-date release on Steam, August 10)

  2. NARAKA: BLADEPOINT (day-and-date release on Steam and Epic Games Store, August 12)

  3. Voidtrain (day-and-date release on Epic Games Store, August 12)

  4. Greak: Memories of Azur (day-and-date release on Steam, August 17)

  5. Humankind (day-and-date release on Steam and Epic Games Store, August 17)

  6. RiMS Racing (day-and-date release on Steam and Epic Games Store, August 19)

  7. King’s Bounty II (day-and-date release on Steam and Epic Games Store, August 24)

  8. Arid (Steam)

  9. Check vs Mate (Steam, North America) / Battle vs Chess (Steam, Europe)

  10. Before We Leave (Epic Games Store)

  11. Blood of Steel (Steam)

  12. Deepest Chamber (Steam and Epic Games Store)

  13. Hard Truck Apocalypse / Ex Machina (Steam)

  14. Hello Neighbor (Steam)

  15. Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek (Steam)

  16. Ironclad Tactics (Steam)

  17. Old World (Epic Games Store)

  18. Shadow Man Remastered (Steam)

  19. The Architect Paris (Epic Games Store)

  20. TIS-100 (Steam)

  21. Wargame: European Escalation (Steam)

13 games this week with at least 21 still to come for August but we could probably expect more since 36 were announced last month but GeForce NOW added a further 24 on top of that.

Game Updates

Apex Legends: Emergence and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege: Containment seasons are both available to stream on the platform right now. Both started August 3rd so head on in if those are your cup of tea.

If Assassins Creed Valhalla is more your sort of thing then a quick reminder that the Siege of Paris expansion kicks off August 12th.

Will We See Previous Games Return?

In a recent article published by PC Gamer the senior product manager of GeForce NOW, Andrew Fear, was questioned about games from publishers like Capcom, Rockstar and Activision that left the service when GFn launched out of beta in 2018. This was his response;

"There were a few publishers who wanted to try GeForce Now during our free beta period, and then wanted more time to figure out their cloud strategy once we started charging. Many have rejoined GeForce Now already, and we expect more to rejoin in the coming months and years based on feedback from their users."

Very bold words and he went on further to say;

"We have continued discussions with them about Geforce Now and for most it is a question of when, not if, they will join GeForce Now."

I'd advise taking this with a pinch of salt as GFN is boasting 10 million+ members but does not stipulate which percentage of those numbers are paid accounts or free accounts playing Fortnite.

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