Nvidia Leaked Games List Feels Like a Mix of Real and Fake Projects

The recent Nvidia leak could be the biggest ever, but how many games on that list are actually real?

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The video game world was rocked yesterday by a report published on Medium that potentially uncovered a large number of games that could be coming to Nvidia GeForce Now and PC.

There’s a lot to get into regarding this report, but for the full details of how this list of games was discovered, I highly recommend you read the original article. What you really need to know right now, though, is that the technique described in that article was subsequently verified by other users who were able to replicate it in order to discover similar data. While the technique has since been blocked by Nvidia, the list of previously unconfirmed and unannounced PC titles that were discovered via the service has obviously made its way online.

Now, it’s also important to note that the full list of discovered games/data is both incredibly long and subject to a lot of debate for reasons we’ll get into in a second. In fact, some users have reported discovering titles that other users have seemingly not been able to find. That being the case, here’s a list of titles discovered via the “leak” that may not be complete but does consist of the games that nearly everyone who dove into GeForce Now’s backend seems to have reported discovering:

  • Avowed
  • Batman: Arkham Knight RTX Remaster
  • Bayonetta 3
  • Bioshock 2022
  • Bioshock RTX Remaster
  • Catherine Full Body
  • Chrono Cross Remaster
  • City Skylines 2
  • Crysis 4
  • Death Stranding Directors Cut PC
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Destroy all Humans 3
  • Dragons Dogma 2
  • Earth Defence Force 6
  • Final Fantasy IX Remake
  • Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster
  • Gears 6
  • God of War
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Gravity
  • GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas Remasters
  • Half-Life 2 Remastered
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Human Fall Flat 2
  • Indus
  • Injustice 3: Gods will Fall
  • Judgement
  • Kalimba
  • Kingdom Hearts IV
  • Mario and Rabbids
  • MGS 2 & 3 HD
  • Mirrors Edge RTX Remaster
  • Monster Hunter 6
  • Oxide Unannounced
  • Project FPS
  • Project Holland (Fable?)
  • Project Typhoon (Contraband?)
  • Project Woodstock (Forza?)
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Resident Evil 4 Remake
  • Returnal
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Sniper Elite 5
  • Street Fighter 6
  • Tekken 8
  • The Talos Principle 2
  • Titanfall 3
  • Tomb Raider Anniversary
  • Untitled Respawn Game
  • Untitled The Initiative Game
  • Various Nintendo games running via an emulator
  • Xcom 3

Now, Nvidia has since responded to these leaks by stating that they are “aware of an unauthorized published game list, with both released and/or speculative titles, used only for internal tracking and testing.” Furthermore, they note that “inclusion on the list is neither confirmation nor an announcement of any game” and that they took “immediate action to remove access to the list. No confidential game builds or personal information were exposed.”

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While that statement could be interpreted as at least a partial denial of the complete validity of this list, the devil may be in the wording. For instance, Nvidia notes that “no confidential game builds or personal information were exposed,” but that doesn’t necessarily mean the names themselves aren’t accurate. They also say that the list consists of “released and/or speculative titles, used only for internal tracking and testing,” but the word speculative is actually open to some interpretation in this instance, especially if you’re talking about a company that is as inside as Nvidia.

Basically, the conclusion that most people have reached regarding this list is that every game on it is there for a different reason and that it ultimately consists of a blend of verified, essentially verified, likely, speculative, and probably fictional titles. The big question now is, “Which of these games are real and which are fake?”

While our thoughts regarding the legitimacy of most of the individual titles on this list are also mostly speculative, my guess is that the vast majority of these titles were added to the service as placeholder entries or were perhaps intended to be used as part of a “pitch” to developers for possible GeForce partnerships sometime down the line. That is the most likely explanation for games like BioShock 2022, Titanfall 3, and MGS 2 & 3 HD being on here, as those are games that have been floating around the rumor mill for some time but seem highly unlikely at this point. Meanwhile, games like Kingdom Hearts IV, Xcom 3, and Street Fighter 6 will probably be released at some point but are a long way from being confirmed at the moment.

The PlayStation games included on this list are especially interesting, though. We know that Sony is interested in bringing more PlayStation exclusives to PC, but are they really preparing to port Demon’s Souls, God of War, Returnal, Gran Turismo 7, and more?

The answer is…maybe. Some of those games will most likely come to PC at some point, but this feels like more of an internal blanket approach intended to cover the most likely possibilities. I’ve heard some speculation that the games on this list could be related to a possible partnership between GeForce Now and PlayStation Now, but there isn’t a lot out there to support that theory at this time.

I also wouldn’t make anything of the Nintendo games included in the leak. While it’s possible to play select Nintendo games via the Nvidia Shield in China, it’s highly doubtful that Nvidia or Nintendo would expand that functionality in the near future.

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However, the presence of games like the GTA remasters and Injustice 3: Gods will Fall (which are pretty much softly “confirmed” at this point) does raise questions regarding whether every game on this list is based on speculation. Again, my gut says that most of these titles are technically speculative at this point, but I’d sooner say that titles like Gears 6, Chrono Cross Remaster, Bayonetta 3, and Bioshock RTX Remaster are probably based on educated guesses (or something more substantial) rather than random speculation.

So while it’s possible that this list will end up being one of the biggest leaks in recent memory, I’ll say that you should consider the possibility that Nvidia has simply been paying attention to the industry and may have made some pretty obvious guesses regarding sequels and remasters that we’ll see in the next couple of years. Then again, nobody is going to be surprised if it turns out that Nvidia knows more than we do about what’s in the pipeline.