Fri. Sep 17th, 2021

Nvidia has played down a recent datamine that appeared to reveal a number of unannounced games this week, including a Steam version of God of War and Gears 6.

In a blog post and accompanying video posted on Monday, developer Ighor July documented how he was able to access the database for Nvidia’s streaming service.

It included a list of titles, compiled by SteamDB founder Pavel Djundik, featuring unannounced games like Final Fantasy IX Remake, Bioshock RTX Remaster, Resident Evil 4 Remake, Halo 5 PC, Grand Theft Auto Trilogy remasters, Crysis 4, Half-Life 2 Remastered, Injustice 3 and more.

Nvidia has since confirmed that the list is real and claimed that it was used only for internal testing, and that the games listed don’t necessarily exist.

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“Nvidia is aware of an unauthorized published game list, with both released and/or speculative titles, used only for internal tracking and testing”, a company spokesperson told Wccftech. “Inclusion on the list is neither confirmation nor an announcement of any game.

“Nvidia took immediate action to remove access to the list. No confidential game builds or personal information were exposed.”

The games listed on the GeForce Now database include:

  • God of War, Returnal and Demon’s Souls for PC
  • GTA3, Vice City and San Andreas remasters
  • Unannounced Xbox projects (via codename)
  • “Fight for Middle-Earth” and “Injustice 3: Gods Will Fall”
  • Human: Fall Flat 2
  • Total War 9
  • Helldivers 2
  • Halo 5: Guardians for PC
  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled for PC
  • “BioShock 2022”
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake for PC
  • Bayonetta 3 for PC
  • Crysis 4
  • Kingdom Hearts 4

While much of the list could have been made up of placeholder titles and titles that may not actually see the light of day, VGC first reported last year that the Resident Evil 4 remake has been in development since 2018, while VGC’s sources have also corroborated reports that GTA remasters are in development.

According to Windows Central, many of the Microsoft code names mentioned on the Nvidia database are related to actual projects, some of which have already been announced as real games such as Playground’s Fable reboot.

It also claims that GeForce Now has played a prominent role in game development throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, providing remote access in work-from-home environments, which could explain why work-in-progress titles would be listed on the service.

Unlike most of the titles on the list, God of War is specifically listed for release on Steam. PS5 games Returnal and Demon’s Souls are also on the list, for example, but unlike God of War they are not attributed to a distribution platform.

A PC version of God of War would seem like one of the safer bets, with Sony having recently acquired Nixxes Software to help it bring its games to PC.

The publisher released Horizon Zero Dawn for PC in August 2020 and Days Gone for PC in May 2021. It also announced last week that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and its expansion Uncharted: The Lost Legacy are getting PS5 and PC remasters, and unveiled God of War’s sequel, God of War Ragnarok.

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