Bethesda seems to have a growing relationship with GeForce Now, but are games like Skyrim, Fallout, or Starfield ever going to end up on the service?
During court proceedings related to Microsoft’s acquisition of Overwatch 2 publisher Activision Blizzard, one of Microsoft’s pledges to the gaming industry was its “Play Anywhere’ philosophy. This involved signing a 10-year contract with cloud gaming platforms such as Boosteroid and Geforce Now, with the intention of bringing Microsoft titles to these services.
So far, the Geforce Now cloud service by Nvidia has received several additions to its catalog from Microsoft including Grounded, the Age of Empires series, Deathloop, and Pentiment. However, the biggest franchises now under Microsoft’s control, including the Fallout and Elder Scrolls series from Bethesda, are conspicuously absent. Additionally, the Microsoft additions to Geforce Now have been slower than many would like.
However, Nvidia has announced the arrival of several Bethesda titles on Geforce Now. While the exact titles and dates are unknown, there are several notable titles coming. The addition of these popular games will be a great boon to Geforce Now, and will allow subscribers to stream across the world without requiring an expensive graphics card.
Multiple Bethesda games added to GeForce Now catalog
Games including Doom Eternal and Wolfenstein: The New Order are now on GeForce Now.
GeForce Now added 21 games including some of the most iconic first-person shooter series in history. Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake were added alongside a number of other notable games such as indie favorite Superhot and tactical RPG Xenonauts 2. The full list of newly added games includes:
- I Am Future
- Atlas Fallen
- Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You
- Sengoku Dynasty
- Tales & Tactics
- Aliens: Dark Descent
- Doom Eternal
- LEGO Brawls
- Session Skate Sim
- Smalland: Survive the Wilds
- Terra Invicta
- Ultimate KovaaK’s Challenge
- Wall World
- Wild West Dynasty
- Wolfenstein: The New Order
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
- Xenonauts 2
The Wolfenstein titles and Doom Eternal join fellow Bethesda title Deathloop. While these aren’t the most popular games from Bethesda, they stand as a more significant addition than Deathloop on name alone.
Will Starfield be on GeForce Now?
It is unlikely that Starfield will be on GeForce Now any time soon.
Bethesda’s upcoming new IP Starfield is due on September 6. Starfield is the company’s first brand-new IP in over 20 years. So when will Starfield come to Geforce Now? Will it come to Geforce Now at all?
Unfortunately, there is no reliable information to go by on this. While some Microsoft games are coming to Geforce Now, it is likely to be an ongoing process. The slow pace of adding Microsoft-owned games suggests it could be a long while before it arrives.
Starfield might be the most important game published by Microsoft in a long while. After the struggles of the critically panned Redfall, there is a lot of pressure for Starfield to be a smash hit. There is a possibility that Microsoft will keep Starfield on its own cloud gaming services at launch and for a long while after. Whether that is temporary or permanent remains to be seen.