Nvidia Games Leak Gets More Intriguing After Kingdom Hearts 4 Announcement
Square Enix has officially announced Kingdom Hearts IV, which is a notable event in itself. But it’s also another example of the Nvidia GeForce Now 2021 leak that turns out to be accurate. That’s because Kingdom Hearts IV was among dozens of titles listed in the GeForce Now database that leaked in 2021. Just because Kingdom Hearts IV is a real game doesn’t mean everything the leaked games are genuine and will be announced or released, but it’s an intriguing development nonetheless.
With the leak fresh on our minds following the announcement of Kingdom Hearts IV, it’s time to look back at the games in the leak.
Initially, however, there is no guarantee that the titles included in the leak are the real deal, as there is always the possibility that the database is outdated or contains placeholder entries, among other possibilities.
That said, the leak has already been proven to be accurate time and time again. In terms of games not announced in the leak that turned out to be real, Kingdom Hearts IV is joined by God of War for PC and GTA Remasters via GTA The The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. The leak also mentioned Street Fighter 6 and Crysis 4, both of which were later officially revealed.
For Sony games specifically, the list of leaked games includes unannounced titles like Helldivers 2, as well as PC ports of existing titles like Returnal and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. As mentioned, God of War actually released on PC via Steam, and it seems to be part of Sony’s larger strategy to release more PC games in general. Unlike Microsoft, however, Sony only releases its new PlayStation games on PC sometime after their console debut.
The leaked list also included a Resident Evil 4 remake. Capcom has yet to officially confirm this, but VGC has reported that a Resident Evil 4 remake is currently in the works. That would make sense, considering it’s one of the most beloved entries in the series and because Capcom’s remakes are big sellers.
Unconfirmed but plausible
The list of leaked games also included titles like Gears 6, Dragon’s Dogma 2, Titanfall 3, Tekken 8, Monster Hunter 6, Final Fantasy 9 Remake and a Half-Life 2 remaster – none of these games have been officially announced . That said, it all seems plausible or even likely given the commercial success and legacy of each franchise they originated from.
The Half-Life 2 remaster would be a bit of a surprise given that Valve hasn’t done much with the Half-Life series lately beyond the Half-Life Alyx VR game. The rumored Final Fantasy 9 Remake is also intriguing, and it’s possible it won’t be as big as the Final Fantasy VII Remake, given that many other Square Enix remake-style projects have been in more scope. modest.
Some developers whose games were listed in the database leak have debunked the rumours, like 343, which confirmed there were no plans to bring Halo 5 to PC after the leak. Obviously, the leaked list isn’t perfect, but it’s still a fascinating window into the games that could be on the way, or headed to new platforms, in the future.
All the games
Reddit user LastGrail has compiled a list of leaked games, broken down by publisher and showing whether or not they’ve been officially announced. If you want to see the full list, which contains 18,000 titles, head over to the original discovery post here on Medium.
How it happened and Nvidia’s response
Nvidia’s GeForce Now database leak dates back to September 2021. Nvidia acknowledged that an “unauthorized” list of games had been posted online, but the company didn’t elaborate on how the leak happened. in the first place. Responding to the leak in 2021, Nvidia said the games list was never intended for external release and could be “speculative”.
“Nvidia is aware of an unauthorized published list of games, with published and/or speculative titles, used for internal tracking and testing purposes only. Inclusion on the list is neither a confirmation nor an announcement of a game,” the company said. “Nvidia took immediate action to remove access to the list. No confidential game builds or personal information was exposed.”
Hearing about unannounced games and games coming to new platforms is great conversation – but we’ll have to wait and see to find out what’s real and what isn’t.