After the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves PC port announcement, are you waiting for more high-profile PlayStation exclusives like God of War and Ghost of Tsushima to also follow? Well, you might not have to wait for long because NVIDIA might have leaked the news. Twitter user @JulyIghor claimed to have accidentally gained access to NVIDIA’s internal database while tinkering with the hardware manufacturer’s streaming service, GeForce Now, API.
GeForce Now users used to be able to easily stream any games from their PC that they have bought before, regardless of which platform or digital store they bought them from. But since May 2020, because of complaints from developers and publishers, NVIDIA decided to limit the number of games people can stream. @JulyIghor said that this was just his attempt to re-unlock that limit, restoring GeForce Now’s old function.
Nevertheless, after researching how it works and fetching all the data he can, he ends up with a leaked list of more than 18,000 PC applications. Most are game titles are games that are not and have not been announced for PC yet. From the PS4 God of War complete with promotional assets and a link to an unavailable Steam Store page, Ghost of Tsushima with a “2022-02-08” street date, PS5’s Demon’s Souls, New Super Mario Bros., Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, to upcoming titles such as Bayonetta 3, Shin Megami Tensei V, the rumored PS2 GTA Trilogy Remaster, Babylon’s Fall — and even stuff that has previously leaked from the developer’s own database like Dragon’s Dogma 2, Resident Evil 4 REmake, and Monster Hunter 6.
That’s not all. There are also a bunch of outlandish entries including Kingdom Hearts 4, Injustice 3: Gods Will Fall, Helldivers 2, Chrono Cross Remake, Tactics Ogre Remaster, Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster, among others. Other than video games, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, and 3DS Max are there as well, probably as a part of game and feature testing tools used by the graphic card company staff. Funny enough, Bloodborne is nowhere to be found on the list.
Although Sony has shown that it is committed to supporting more PC releases of its exclusives, for now, all info about God of War and Ghost of Tsushima ports still came from baseless hearsay or unreliable leakers. This particular leak might prove to be (a bit) more trustworthy since it is taken directly from NVIDIA’s internal database — or so @JulyIghor claims. As of writing this article though, the database is no longer accessible to the public.
However, just like other leaked info, always take it with a grain of salt. There are at least four reasons why not all games on the leaked list will see the light of day:
- It’s a just list of games that have been tested or are going to be tested since it includes canceled games. For example, the list also contains both Scalebound, the failed joint project between PlatinumGames and Microsoft as well as Batman: Arkham Insurgency, the rumored Arkham Knight sequel that was supposed to be canned back in 2017.
- In the case of Nintendo’s first-party titles, the company actually ported a number of Wii games to NVIDIA Shield exclusive for the Chinese market.
- SteamDB creator Pavel Djunjik tweeted that the list might be a “GeForce list in general” and not just GeForce Now compatible titles.
- Not to mention that with the pandemic, Sony and other developers now might be using cloud-based services such as GeForce Now to help them playtest or give out game previews to media while working from home.
Still, after the Horizon, Days Gone, and the Uncharted bundle, I do believe God of War and Ghost of Tsushima are two of the most likely candidates for the next PC port. Personally, I’d be happier with 60-FPS-capable-and-no-chromatic-aberration Bloodborne, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers.