Nvidia says that Activision Blizzard GeForce Now removal was due to "misunderstanding"

Nvidia says that Activision Blizzard GeForce Now removal was due to "misunderstanding"

Graphics hardware giant Nvidia has said that Activision Blizzard's games being removed from the firm's GeForce Now streaming service was due to a "misunderstanding."

As reported by Bloomberg, it turns out that Activision's request to have its titles removed from the cloud platform was owing to the fact it wanted a commercial agreement with Nvidia before its catalogue appeared on GeForce Now.

Previously, Nvidia had said that Activision Blizzard had asked its games be taken out of the all-you-can-eat streaming service but hadn't given a reason.

“Activision Blizzard has been a fantastic partner during the GeForce Now beta, which we took to include the free trial period for our Founders membership,” Nvidia said.

“Recognising the misunderstanding, we removed their games from our service, we hope we can work with them to re-enable these, and more, in the future.”

Nvidia's GeForce Now launched out of its beta in February 4th following two years of trials. The platform costs $4.99 each month.

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