Cloud gaming continues to gain momentum with the rollout of Sony’s revamped PlayStation Plus in all major launch markets by the end of June. Sony had a cloud offer for a while but it wasn’t very good. So the PS Plus renewal is exciting. But one side effect seems to be that Sony is following the Xbox and keeping its first-party titles to itself. Either that or God of War’s impending departure from Nvidia GeForce Now is a colossal coincidence.
But it really isn’t, is it?
On July 1, God of War will be removed from the GeForce Now library for both Steam and Epic Games. With the last of the PS Plus primary markets to launch online by June 23, the timing is ticking up. God of War on GeForce Now is of course using the PC version. While the new PS Plus cloud offer will stream the PS4 version.
it’s not All Bad news, but if you’re planning to play God of War through GeForce right now, you need to get access to it. Nvidia provided an update on its support blog:
“On July 1, God of War (Steam, Epic Games Store) will be removed from the GeForce NOW library. However, it will still be available to those who have played the game at least once on GeForce NOW. As part of the GeForce NOW subscription process, some games may still be available to members on a legacy basis. This will allow members who have started playing a game at least once on GeForce NOW to continue playing it, even after removing the game for users who haven’t played it.“
Therefore, if God of War is in the cloud, you need to open it as soon as possible to register that you played it. This means that after July 1 you will still have access. For everyone who doesn’t make it in time, it looks like you’ll be paying PS Plus Premium for this and any future Sony games from the cloud.