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Nvidia: Pulling Activision Blizzard's catalogue was simple misunderstanding,

Published: 22:17, 14 February 2020
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You may have heard that Nvidia's Geforce Now streaming service recently pulled the entire Activision Blizzard catalogue from their offer, but it turned out that this was due to a simple misunderstanding between the two companies.

The decision was quite abrupt and it caught most users off guard, as it certainly seemed like there's a greater problem between the two companies than the public is aware of. 

It certainly didn't help when Nvidia commented that Activision Blizzard requested the games to be taken down, which was starting to look like a feud.  

However, as Nvidia's representative told Bloomberg, this is a misunderstanding as Activision Blizzard wanted a commercial deal in place before they continue past the agreed-upon beta test. 

Nvidia's understanding, on the other hand, was that their beta testing deal included the 3 month period for their "founding members", which is how it came to Activision Blizzard's sudden request.

"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. 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", Nvidia's rep told Bloomberg

Apparently, this shouldn't affect those who already purchased the game on Geforce Now, but for the rest, games like Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Diablo 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will remain inaccessible until the two handle the legal part.

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While we're certain Activision Blizzard's catalogue will be returning to Geforce Now, we're yet to learn about the exact date. However, it goes without saying that Activision Blizzard's gaming heavyweights are a valuable boost to any platform, streaming or otherwise. 

You can find Bloomberg's piece here .

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