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Nvidia says PC leak is real, but the listings are "speculative"

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Update: Nvidia says a leak containing entries for God of War PC, Gears 6, and a Super Mario Bros PC port is real, but "speculative."

In a statement to Wccftech, the hardware provider said that is was "aware of an unauthorized published game list, with both released and/or speculative titles, used only for internal tracking and testing. Inclusion on the list is neither confirmation not an announcement of any game."

The list should certainly not be taken as gospel, but it contains a treasure trove of would-be PC ports; Demon's Souls, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War, Horizon Forbidden West, Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3, Ratchet & Clank. There's also potential information on brand-new games, including XCOM 3, Tekken 8, a new Metro, and the rumored GTA Remastered Trilogy.

While Nvidia says the list is speculative, journalist Alex Donaldson claims it's "pointless doubting it". They point out that 9 years ago, they were accidentally given a code from a major publisher which offered "access to everything that publisher had on Steam, released & prototype." Some of those prototypes came to be released, and others didn't, but Donaldson says it's "pointless doubting" the legitimacy of the leak, and that "it's just a question of what is an active project heading towards release."  

Original story: A software engineer cracked open Nvidia's GeForce Now app and found an archive tying some 18,000 games to PC, from older console games to unannounced dream projects. 

Ighor July shared their findings on Medium. Basically, they pinged the software's server for a list of entries, the vast majority of which aren't actually used or viewable in GeForce Now – and for good reason, because a lot of them are completely absurd. 

With Sony now porting the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves to PC as well as PS5, the entry for a God of War PC port makes some amount of sense. The company recently snapped up PC port specialist Nixxes specifically to support its PC efforts, after all. However, that's pretty much the end of the cogent predictions here.

Here's a short list of the frankly bonkers games and software that Ighor July apparently found in the archives of GeForce Now, courtesy of Reddit user OnkelJupp

  • Resident Evil 4 Remake 
  • Dragon's Dogma 2
  • The Talos Principle 2
  • Monster Hunter 6
  • "BioShock 2022"
  • Chrono Cross Remaster
  • Kingdom Hearts 4
  • Shin Megami Tensei 5
  • Super Mario Bros. Wii 
  • Dolphin (yes, the emulator)

It goes without saying that these games either don't exist, haven't been announced, or haven't been announced for PC. This suggests that Nvidia either compiled a bunch of, shall we say, optimistic data for this archive or chucked basically anything it could think of into the backend for a placeholder. Whatever the case, it makes for a hilarious nest of theories which will surely inspire some tin foil hattery in the future. What's the over-under on Nintendo bringing Super Mario Bros. Wii to PC by officially endorsing emulation?  

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