After being unceremoniously pulled earlier this year, Square Enix games are making a welcome return to NVIDIA's GeForce Now cloud gaming service. Fourteen of the publisher's biggest games are now playable.
The opt-in program, which NVIDIA pieced together last month, is designed to assuage developers and publishers wary of seeing their games available on GeForce Now without having a say in the matter or dishing out permission. GeForce Now’s original support for basically any game under the sun led to a massive exodus with the likes of Bethesda and Activision Blizzard pulling their games.
NVIDIA set a cut off date of May 31st for publishers to opt-in. Those that didn't meet the deadline saw all their games removed. The onus is now on publishers to formally agree they are happy to have their games playable on the platform. Those that have opted-in feature the likes of Electronic Arts, Epic, Riot, Ubisoft, and Valve.
In a forum post sharing the news, NVIDIA notes, "We're thrilled to welcome Square Enix back to the GeForce NOW catalog. All 14 of these games, including Shadow of the Tomb Raider with RTX On, will be instantly available to members who own them on Steam. The games will be available along with the rest of today's Game Ready on GeForce NOW releases."
Here's the full list of Square Enix-published games now playable on the platform:
- BATTALION 1944
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Just Cause 3
- Just Cause 4
- Life is Strange
- Life Is Strange 2
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
- Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
- The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
- Tomb Raider
Notable absentees that were initially playable on GeForce Now include Nier Automata, Octopath Traveller, and Final Fantasy XV.
As for other games gaining GeForce Now support as of yesterday's Game Ready dump, here they are:
- Hardspace: Shipbreaker
- Power of Seasons
- SAMURAI SHODOWN NEOGEO COLLECTION