A dataminer seems to have excavated Nvidia GeForce Now information that suggests titles such as God of War, Demon’s Souls, and more PlayStation console exclusives may come to PC in the future, while also referencing a number of unannounced games — including a Final Fantasy IX remake, Gears 6, Titanfall 3, and much, much more. The leak originates with Ighor July, who posted his findings yesterday.
The story goes that July began to dig when attempting to recover games that had been removed from the PC streaming service before stumbling across something much more interesting — a GeForce Now database of games and apps seemingly used for internal use. It appears the more than 18,000 games that fill the server have, at some point, been used behind the scenes for testing purposes and/or personal piracy, with apps such as Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop also listed for use.
The reasoning for the appearance of many existing games, such as God of War, is unknown, with the database listing the Santa Monica Studio-developed game as available on Steam. The game is, of course, not currently available on Steam. With Sony’s recent push to bring its exclusive titles to more platforms, God of War coming to Steam would not be surprising though. However, there are even stranger inclusions, such as a Dolphin emulator that can run a pirated version of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. July shared the method used to uncover and leak the Nvidia GeForce Now database in a YouTube video, with others online capable of following the tutorial to achieve the same results.
A Reddit post published by -LastGrail- drew attention to some of the more interesting titles listed in the database, which was compiled by SteamDB creator Pavel Djundik. The long, long list includes names like Injustice 3: Gods Will Fall, Gears 6, a Final Fantasy Tactics remaster, a Chrono Cross remaster, a Final Fantasy IX remake, Kingdom Hearts IV, Titanfall 3, Crysis 4, XCOM 3, Mega Man Match, and more unannounced projects. There are also assorted Microsoft projects listed with codenames. However, even in the best-case scenario where most of this GeForce Now leak data is for real projects, it’s difficult to say which projects are in active development or were only prototyped or abandoned.
Meanwhile, the leak’s credibility is bolstered by Windows Central’s Jez Corden, who says that the Microsoft project codenames of Project Holland and Typhoon refer to Fable and Contraband respectively, two already-announced projects coming to Xbox platforms. Meanwhile, a Project Woodstock is reportedly tied to an upcoming Forza entry. Then there is a project called Oxide, which had not been reported on until the GeForce Now leak. It is according to Windows Central an early-in-development strategy/simulation city-building Microsoft title working under the codename Project Indus.
So, what does it all mean? Well, again, even if the GeForce Now database contains credible information that indeed points to official documentation, that doesn’t mean listed games in the leak will actually release. Unannounced projects here may eventually exist, some could be placeholders, or the projects could be canceled altogether. For example, God of War or Demon’s Souls coming to PC could happen, but recent reports suggest that Injustice developer NetherRealm Studios might be shifting its focus away from the superhero fighting series for now in favor of Mortal Kombat 12. So, while both Mortal Kombat 12 and Injustice 3: Gods Will Fall show up in the GeForce Now leak, there’s no telling when the latter would see an official reveal, if at all. The same could be said of projects like a Titanfall 3.