Giant Nvidia leak keeps prediction of 2022’s biggest games

Nvidia GeForce is streaming the Kingdom Hearts IV leak directly to the Watch Dogs hacker's phone.

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Last September, a huge list of potential PC games was leaked by Nvidia’s GeForce Now video game streaming service and posted online. At the time, no one knew exactly what to do with it. Was it inside information or placeholders for speculation? Evidence is now mounting that at least some of the leaks are real, with Square Enix officially confirming one of its most eye-catching roster. Kingdom Hearts IV With a great reveal over the weekend.

GeForce now It allows gamers to stream games to phones, tablets, and computers. Launched In 2020, the service was ongoing Added support for new gamesThis requires testing and coordination with publishing houses and studios. So when dozens of unannounced PC game titles appeared from its database, people took notice.

Video game storefronts and platforms use placeholders all the time, and the industry’s heavy reliance on sequels and spin-offs means it’s not hard to guess at least some of what publishers are working on at any given moment. Nintendo will make another 3D Mario And Activision will do something else Call of duty. But in some cases, Nvidia’s leak went even deeper, using project code names and identifying unexpected switches, and as confirmations piled up, people started to take the matter more seriously.

Nvidia leak goes back to September 12, 2021. Developer from Ukraine goes by Ighor July Share a post on Medium He detailed how he found a fake list of thousands of GeForce Now games in May of that year. Unlike other streaming services, GeForce does not actually contain any games. Instead, it helps you stream the ones you already own on services like Steam and the Epic Games Store.

July was able to mess with the backend and accidentally access lists of games that weren’t officially supported by GeForce, as well as a bunch that didn’t even exist. SteamDB player Pavel Djundik posted a file GitHub Listand breaks have been shared from the most popular entries in places like Game leaks and rumors subreddit.

nvidia She responded after two days Deny that the leaks contain any confirmation of new ports or versions for PC:

NVIDIA is aware of a list of unauthorized published games, with both released and/or speculative titles, used only for tracking and internal testing. The listing is neither a confirmation nor an advertisement for any game.

NVIDIA has taken immediate action to remove access to the list. No secret game or personal information was disclosed.

One of the games listed was Halo 5Halo is the only one that hasn’t yet run on PC. It seemed a reasonable assumption, but 343 industries immediately The rumors were dropped. But as the months went by, other parts of the leak were validated. There are four basic types of Nvidia listings for unannounced games that have since found support in some way: PC ports, remasters, sequences, and unnamed projects.

God of War's Kratos is preparing to offer a ritual sacrifice in hopes of getting the next batch of Nvidia leaks.

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He was among the most prominent in the first category God of War. In October, Sony confirmed The 2018 PS4 exclusive will arrive on PC in early 2022. The company has already started bringing its biggest games to PC Days gone by And Horizon: Zero DawnSo God of War Following the suit was not entirely unexpected. But if the Nvidia leak were just placeholders, you’d probably expect it to include listings for Spider Man or the last of us also. It did not. However, he has listed games like demon soulsa PS5 exclusive whose original announcement said it would also arrive on PC (Sony later said this was due to human error The game will remain on console only).

Then in February the leak got its biggest boost yet. Square Enix open a chrono cross Remastered with the title Radical Dreamers Edition. unlike God of War, it came over the left field. Square Enix was a kick in re-mastering the PS1-era JRPG, it seemed like more than just a stretch. Since then, fans have re-evaluated two other notable lists in the leak as a result: Final Fantasy Remastered Tactics And Ghoul Tactics Remaster (The latter was recently looking like a brand under the name Ghoul Tactics: Reborn).

A number of the sequences included in the leak were also confirmed. krytk open Crysis 4 in january. Capcom aroused Street Fighter 6 in February. Square Enix announced Kingdom Hearts IV during the 20th Anniversary Live Streaming. The leak also contained an entry for the “Untitled Respawn game”. Earlier this year, Respawn confirmed its work on three, including Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2.

Remember the leaked lists Few projects with code name Well, including Many Ubisoft. While Nvidia tried to ignore the leak, the French publisher was busy sending a DMCA takedown request To remove listings from Github. One of the Ubisoft icon names, Project Meteor, was rumor at that time Assassin’s Creed ValhallaNext Ragnarok dawn expansion. Kotaku I reported last week that Project Over, also in the leak, is The next main game in Ghost Recon a series.

While that doesn’t mean everything in the Nvidia leak is real – some may just be speculation and plans often change or get canceled – it’s clear that some are. Where does that leave the rest? For some, it seems only a matter of time (though still likely years) before they come to computers, like back And Forbidden horizon west. Others are more present, but are hard to ignore, like a half life 2 Remastered. Leaking too menus Titanfall 3owned by Respawn said repeatedly Does not happen But it can also totally happen at some point.

Then there are things like Heildivers 2, which is a theoretical sequel to the 2015 top-down co-op shooter game for PS Vita that was later released on PC. Its developer, Arrowhead Game Studios, hasn’t released a game since then, but it is Currently working on A third-person co-op shooter with “next generation” graphics. no leakage Heildivers 2 What I had to get on my bingo card isn’t my E3 2022 in a million years, but it’s too much to ignore. We’ll find out in both cases eventually. In the meantime, the truth could be out there, thanks to Nvidia.