If you made an Nvidia GeForce Now server spit out a confidential list of thousands of games, some never-before-seen, would you think they were legit? Fake? Somewhere in between? That’s not a rhetorical question, because developer Ighor July has found such a list — including games like the PlayStation exclusive God of War seemingly coming to Windows PC via Steam. If you’d like to scan it yourself, SteamDB creator Pavel Djundik published a version to GitHub, too.
Here’s a screenshot of what that looks like in the GeForce Now client, according to the developer:
There are reasons to believe some of what the list contains might be legit. Nvidia confirmed to The Verge that it’s a real list, although the company claims it’s “used only for internal tracking and testing” and includes “speculative titles.”
We know graphics giant Nvidia has access to games long before they’re released — and we know Sony in particularly has been banking on banking on PlayStation games on PC. It quietly revealed Uncharted 4 was coming to PC, after seeing a 250 percent return on its investment porting Horizon: Zero Dawn to the platform, and it was just Thursday that Sony announced that game would would be part of the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection — a title that we’d never heard of before then, but already appears in Nvidia’s list as well.
So too do Demon’s Souls and Final Fantasy XVI — the games where Sony had to retroactively retract all mentions of PC to make them sound like PlayStation exclusives. PS5 exclusive Returnal appears as well, as does a Final Fantasy VII Remake for PC.
And there are codenames for games in here that seem original, ones that bring up zero search results. Is “Platinum” the internal name for Bethesda’s Indiana Jones games? Seems so.
Reasons to believe, reasons to disbelieve
But there are also a lot of mentions that seem rather out of date or out of place, like a whole host of Facebook-exclusive Oculus Rift titles that would make little sense on Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service, or a mention of a “Titanfall 3” which clarifies that it’s actually “GAMEapex_legends_-_titanfall,” aka Apex Legends, the popular battle royale game. And some of them may simply be guesses, like Kingdom Hearts IV, “BioShock 2022,” and so on.
All of that means you should probably take any given name on the list with a grain of salt — maybe don’t get your hopes up for remasters of Chrono Cross, Tactics Ogre, or Half-Life 2 quite yet, even if all of those appear in the document.
But God of War for PC does seem more solid than others. It’s one of a handful of titles that specifically mentions Steam.
Here’s Nvidia’s full statement:
NVIDIA is 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 nor an announcement of any game.
NVIDIA took immediate action to remove access to the list. No confidential game builds or personal information were exposed.
You can peruse the full list for yourself right here.
Update, 10:39PM ET: Added Nvidia statement.
Correction, 6:39PM ET: While July uncovered the leak, it was SteamDB’s Pavel Djundik that published a copy to GitHub. We regret the error.