Despite all the hero shooters around, Overwatch is still considered to be one of the best games in that tired genre, thanks to unique characters, a great Pixar-esque artstyle, and some fantastic gameplay.
The game is available on so many consoles, not just in modern consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One, but also less powerful systems like the Nintendo Switch, so you’d think this game would be an easy contender to be in Nvidia’s GeForce Now, especially with a sequel on the way right?
Is Overwatch on GeForce Now? 2021 Latest Updates and News
Unfortunately, much like Hearthstone before it, Activision Blizzard pulled Overwatch from GeForce Now, along with a number of their other games, so Nvidia fans are in the dark.
Here's the official statement from the Nvidia staff:
AS WE TAKE GEFORCE NOW TO THE NEXT STEP IN ITS EVOLUTION, WE’VE WORKED WITH PUBLISHERS TO ONBOARD A ROBUST CATALOG OF YOUR PC GAMES.
THIS MEANS CONTINUALLY ADDING NEW GAMES, AND ON OCCASION, HAVING TO REMOVE GAMES – SIMILAR TO OTHER DIGITAL SERVICE PROVIDERS.
PER THEIR REQUEST, PLEASE BE ADVISED ACTIVISION BLIZZARD GAMES WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE SERVICE. WHILE UNFORTUNATE, WE HOPE TO WORK TOGETHER WITH ACTIVISION BLIZZARD TO REENABLE THESE GAMES AND MORE IN THE FUTURE.
IN ADDITION TO THE HUNDREDS OF GAMES CURRENTLY SUPPORTED, WE HAVE OVER 1,500 GAMES THAT DEVELOPERS HAVE ASKED TO BE ON-BOARDED TO THE SERVICE. LOOK FOR WEEKLY UPDATES AS TO NEW GAMES WE ARE ADDING.
It’s tragic that Overwatch isn’t in GeForce Now since the game isn’t free-to-play, nor is it available on mobile devices, so this multiplayer shooter is a little harder to access than other games.
Admittedly, Overwatch has had a couple of Free Weekends to its name, but many fans still feel that the amount of microtransactions available in a paid game is a bit ridiculous.
Granted, all the playable heroes in the game are available once an update hits so that’s great and most of the microtransactions are just cosmetic skins, but it’s still a bit weird.
That aside, Overwatch’s gameplay is so fun and addicting that it’s a shame Activision Blizzard removed it from Nvidia’s GeForce Now since it would have been fairly popular there.
Maybe Activision Blizzard and Nvidia will make up at some point, but don’t expect Overwatch to hit GeForce Now anytime soon.
Overwatch is now available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and Nintendo Switch.