Huge Nvidia leak continues to predict biggest games of 2022

Nvidia GeForce streaming Kingdom Hearts IV leak straight to Watch Dogs hacker's phone

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Last September, a huge list of potential PC games was leaked and posted online via Nvidia’s video game streaming service, GeForce Now. Back then, no one really knew what to think of it. Was it inside information or speculative placeholders? Now, evidence is mounting that at least part of the leak is genuine, as Square Enix has officially confirmed one of the more flashy listings for Kingdom Hearts IV with a splashy reveal over the weekend.

GeForce Now allows gamers to stream games to phones, tablets and PCs. started in 2020 the service was continuous Adding support for new games, which requires testing and coordination with publishers and studios. So when dozens of unannounced PC game titles popped up 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 time. Nintendo will make another one 3D Mario and Activision will do another one call of Duty. But in some cases the Nvidia leak went deeper, using project codenames and stating unlikely remasters, and as confirmations pile up, people are taking it more seriously.

The Nvidia leak dates back to September 12, 2021. A developer from Ukraine goes from Ighor July shared a post on Medium There he explained how he came across a phantom list of thousands of GeForce Now games in May this year. Unlike other streaming services, GeForce doesn’t include games. Instead, it helps you stream the ones you already own on services like Steam and Epic Games Store.

July was able to play around with the backend and inadvertently access listings for games that weren’t officially supported by GeForce, as well as a bunch of games that didn’t even exist. SteamDB operator Pavel Djundik posted this List on Githuband bursts of the more notable entries were shared in places like that Gaming leaks and rumors subreddit.

NVIDIA replied a few days later Denying the leaks included confirmation of new PC ports or releases:

NVIDIA is aware of an unauthorized published game listing of released and/or speculative titles, used for internal tracking and testing only. Inclusion in the list is neither a confirmation nor an announcement of a game.

NVIDIA took immediate action to remove access to the list. No confidential game builds or personal information was revealed.

One of the games listed was halo 5, the only Halo not yet available on PC. It seemed a reasonable assumption, but 343 Industries immediately shot down the rumor. However, other parts of the leak have been confirmed over the months. There are basically four types of Nvidia offerings for unannounced games that have since found support of some sort: PC ports, remasters, sequels, and untitled projects.

God of War's Kratos prepares a ritual sacrifice in hopes of getting the next batch of Nvidia leaks.

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One of the most notable in the first category was God of War. In October Sony Approved The 2018 PS4 exclusive would arrive on PC in early 2022. The company had already started bringing its biggest games to PC Last days and Horizon: Zero Dawnso God of War Follow-up wasn’t entirely unexpected. But if the Nvidia leak was just a placeholder, you might have expected it to include listings for Spiderman or The last of us also. But it didn’t. However, it listed games like demons soulsa PS5 exclusive whose original announcement trailer said it would also be coming to PC (Sony later said that was the case due to human error and the game would remain on the console only).

Then in February, the leak got its biggest boost yet. Square Enix uncovered a chrono cross titled Remaster The Radical Dreamers Edition. not how God of War, it came more out of left field. Square Enix was on a PS1-era JRPG remastering kick, it seemed much more difficult. Fans have since re-evaluated two other notable entries in the leak: Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster and Tactics Ogre Remaster (The latter has apparently been trademarked recently under the name of Tactical Ogre: Reborn).

A number of sequels detailed in the leak have since been confirmed as well. Crytek uncovered crisis 4 in January. Capcom bullied street fighter 6 in February. And Square Enix announced Kingdom Hearts IV during the 20th Anniversary Live Stream. The leak also included an entry for “Untitled Respawn Game.” Earlier this year, Respawn confirmed its work on three, including Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2.

Mention the leaked listings a few projects by code name also, incl several from Ubisoft. While Nvidia tried to shrug off the leak, the French publisher was busy sending out a DMCA takedown to have Github remove the entries. One of Ubisoft’s code names, Project Meteor, was rumored to be at the moment Assassin’s Creed Valhallais imminent Dawn of Ragnarok extension. kotaku reported last week that Project Over, which is also included in the leak, is next mainline game in the Ghost Recon series.

While that doesn’t mean everything in the Nvidia leak is real – some of it may have been speculation, and plans often change or are canceled – some of it is clear. Where is the rest? For some, it just seems like a matter of time (though possibly years) before they come to PC, eh return and Horizon forbidden west. Others are further out but hard to ignore, like a half-life 2 remaster. The leak too lists titan case 3who has respawn said repeatedly does not happen but it could still happen Sometime.

Then there are things like hell diver 2, a theoretical sequel to the 2015 PS Vita top-down co-op shooter that later came to PC. Its developer, Arrowhead Game Studios, hasn’t released a game since, but it is currently working on it a third-person co-op shooter with next-gen graphics. Without the leak hell diver 2 would never have made it onto my non-E3-2022 bingo card in a million years, but it’s too hyper-specific a deep cut to ignore. We’ll find out one way or another at some point. In the meantime, the truth might be out thanks to Nvidia.

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