Nvidia Blames 'misunderstanding' For Activision's departure from GeForce Now


Rounak "FL45H666" Roy


Feb, 17.2020

Nvidia Blames 'misunderstanding' For Activision's departure from GeForce Now

The games actually weren't supposed to be there in the first place!
Nvidia's game streaming service GeForce Now started on a strong foot. However, the drama regarding Activision may have pushed them on the back foot a little.
Nvidia got an unexpected headache when Activision removed their games from the platform including the big hitter games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Overwatch, and Diablo 3. There was no stated reason except for Nvidia's explanation which only said, "per their request, please be advised Activision Blizzard games will be removed from the service."
As it turns out the whole thing was a "misunderstanding." An Nvidia representative told Bloomberg that Activision wanted a commercial agreement in place before it agreed to participate in the platform. But apparently Nvidia thought that the deal covering its participation in the GeForce Now Beta test included the 90-day trial period for "founders" that began when the service launched. Which now we know, it didn't.
"Activision Blizzard has been a fantastic partner during the GeForce Now beta, which we took to include the free trial period for our founders membership," Nvidia said. "Recognizing the misunderstanding, we removed their games from our service, with hope we can work with them to re-enable these, and more, in the future."