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Square Enix games return to Nvidia's GeForce Now streaming service

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
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Videogames published by Square Enix are set to return to Nvidia's GeForce Now streaming service today. After originally pulling its games from the cloud streaming service (opens in new tab) prior to its official launch, the publisher has decided to return with a heap of its most loved games.

These are the Square Enix games available on Nvidia GeForce Now:

  • BATTALION 1944
  • Boundless
  • 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: 20 Year Celebration
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
  • Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
  • Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
  • The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
  • Tomb Raider

Both Deus Ex titles are arriving just in time for the series' 20th anniversary, and we'll also see the return of the Life is Strange series, which stands out as a prime streaming candidate on the go—especially if you fancy a little cry.

It would appear that Square Enix has finally ironed out the creases in the contract with Nvidia in order for its games to reappear on the service. The publisher was one of many to remove its games prior or just after the streaming service launched. It's our understanding that this happened due to contractual disagreements between Nvidia and publishers on its service, many of whom have final say of where and how its games are streamed.

I still have some reservations over what this means for cloud streaming platforms as a whole (opens in new tab), and their future in the games industry. Yet it's heartening to see at least one publisher return to GeForce Now, which would hint at a proactive effort by Nvidia behind the scenes to win back publishers after its first foray.

Square Enix's games will be available from 21:00 BST (16:00 EST/13:00 PST). Further titles added to the service include:

  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker
  • Automation
  • Paladins
  • Power of Seasons
  • SAMURAI SHODOWN NEOGEO COLLECTION
  • Satisfactory
  • SMITE

Nvidia GeForce Now (opens in new tab) is a cloud gaming service that offers gamers a way to play their own library of games via an internet connection to its GeForce-imbued servers. There are two tiers available, Free and Founders, and the company recently announced its £4.99/5.49€ tier was once again available to purchase after reaching capacity shortly after its release.

Jacob Ridley
Jacob Ridley

Jacob earned his first byline writing for his own tech blog from his hometown in Wales in 2017. From there, he graduated to professionally breaking things as hardware writer at PCGamesN, where he would later win command of the kit cupboard as hardware editor. Nowadays, as senior hardware editor at PC Gamer, he spends his days reporting on the latest developments in the technology and gaming industry. When he's not writing about GPUs and CPUs, however, you'll find him trying to get as far away from the modern world as possible by wild camping.