Nvidia leak could reveal unannounced video games, together with God of Battle for PC
In case you made an Nvidia GeForce Now server spit out a confidential checklist of 1000’s of video games, some never-before-seen, would you assume they had been legit? Faux? Someplace in between? That’s not a rhetorical query, as a result of developer Ighor July has discovered such an inventory — together with video games just like the PlayStation unique God of Battle seemingly coming to Home windows PC through Steam. In case you’d wish to scan it your self, SteamDB creator Pavel Djundik printed a model to GitHub, too.
Right here’s a screenshot of what that appears like within the GeForce Now shopper, in accordance with the developer:
There are causes to imagine a few of what the checklist incorporates is perhaps legit. Nvidia confirmed to The Verge that it’s an actual checklist, though the corporate claims it’s “used just for inner monitoring and testing” and consists of “speculative titles.”
We all know graphics big Nvidia has entry to video games lengthy earlier than they’re launched — and we all know Sony in significantly has been banking on banking on PlayStation video games on PC. It quietly revealed Uncharted 4 was coming to PC, after seeing a 250 % return on its funding porting Horizon: Zero Daybreak to the platform, and it was simply Thursday that Sony introduced that recreation would could be a part of the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Assortment — a title that we’d by no means heard of earlier than then, however already seems in Nvidia’s checklist as properly.
So too do Demon’s Souls and Remaining Fantasy XVI — the video games the place Sony needed to retroactively retract all mentions of PC to make them sound like PlayStation exclusives. PS5 unique Returnal seems as properly, as does a Remaining Fantasy VII Remake for PC.
And there are codenames for video games in right here that appear unique, ones that convey up zero search outcomes. Is “Platinum” the inner title for Bethesda’s Indiana Jones video games? Appears so.
However there are additionally a variety of mentions that appear quite old-fashioned or misplaced, like a complete host of Fb-exclusive Oculus Rift titles that might make little sense on Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service, or a point out of a “Titanfall 3” which clarifies that it’s truly “GAMEapex_legends_-_titanfall,” aka Apex Legends, the favored battle royale recreation. And a few of them could merely be guesses, like Kingdom Hearts IV, “BioShock 2022,” and so forth.
All of meaning it’s best to in all probability take any given title on the checklist with a grain of salt — possibly don’t get your hopes up for remasters of Chrono Cross, Techniques Ogre, or Half-Life 2 fairly but, even when all of these seem within the doc.
However God of Battle for PC does appear extra stable than others. It’s one among a handful of titles that particularly mentions Steam.
Right here’s Nvidia’s full assertion:
NVIDIA is conscious of an unauthorized printed recreation checklist, with each launched and/or speculative titles, used just for inner monitoring and testing. Inclusion on the checklist is neither affirmation nor an announcement of any recreation.
NVIDIA took fast motion to take away entry to the checklist. No confidential recreation builds or private info had been uncovered.
You possibly can peruse the complete checklist for your self proper right here.
Replace, 10:39PM ET: Added Nvidia assertion.
Correction, 6:39PM ET: Whereas July uncovered the leak, it was SteamDB’s Pavel Djundik that printed a duplicate to GitHub. We remorse the error.