Nvidia uses Control's ray traced pretties to remedy the GeForce Now library bleed

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Nvidia has staunched the flow of game streaming blood pouring from its GeForce Now library and is actually starting to add games back into its streaming catalogue, starting with Control and featuring ray tracing support for Founders members.

Remedy's Control was one of the big misses when Nvidia announced that it would be bringing its RTX servers online for the GeForce Now game streaming service. For my money it's the most impressive implementation of the Microsoft DXR-powered ray tracing pretties outside of the upcoming Minecraft update, and seemed like the obvious title to have in the GFN library if Nvidia wanted to show off its wares.

Couple that with the fact that it's one of the big Epic Games Store exclusives it seemed doubly weird to not have Control on Nvidia's streaming service after Tim Sweeney claimed Epic was "wholeheartedly supporting" it.

That miss has been remedied now and Control has been added into the GeForce Now catalogue, giving you access so long as you have the game available on your Epic Games Store account. And if you're a Founders member, and managed to get in before they sold out in Europe, then you get access to all the ray tracing beauty of The Oldest House and its super shiny floors.

Nvidia's even working to bring the expansion, The Foundation, to the service too. But honestly, we're not sure they should bother...

So shiny...

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You will need to make sure you select the DirectX 12 version from the initial Epic launcher menu, but Nvidia has now automatically enabled the ray tracing settings for Founders members. Initially it seemed as though you had to go in and tweak the settings manually, but that has now been amended.

It's not the only new game being added this week as GeForce Now is also getting Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Dungeons 3, Headsnatchers, IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, Jagged Alliance 2 – Wildfire, and The Guild 3 slipped into the library too.

Nvidia has pledged to align most of its releases to Thursdays, so keep an eye out each week to see what goodies GeForce Now is adding in the future.

After all the games pulled by the likes of Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, and 2K, it's good to finally see games going back on to the service. I'm a big fan of GeForce Now and as the only game streaming service around I don't want to see it fail. 

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Dave James
Managing Editor, Hardware

Dave has been gaming since the days of Zaxxon and Lady Bug on the Colecovision, and code books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Death Race 2000!). He built his first gaming PC at the tender age of 16, and finally finished bug-fixing the Cyrix-based system around a year later. When he dropped it out of the window. He first started writing for Official PlayStation Magazine and Xbox World many decades ago, then moved onto PC Format full-time, then PC Gamer, TechRadar, and T3 among others. Now he's back, writing about the nightmarish graphics card market, CPUs with more cores than sense, gaming laptops hotter than the sun, and SSDs more capacious than a Cybertruck.