Rumors of a Half-Life 2 remaster and a God of Conflict PC port began spreading on Monday after the contents of an Nvidia database leaked. Do not get too excited, although: Nvidia says the titles had been simply speculative entries for “inside monitoring and testing.”
The database incorporates a listing of video games and purposes maintained by the builders of GeForce Now, Nvidia’s cloud streaming platform. Software program developer Ighor July found out the best way to see the whole lot within the database, together with stuff that wasn’t meant for public consumption, just by requesting the data with a proxy server. On the finish of a weblog publish about his methodology, he exhibits that he tried to alert Nvidia concerning the difficulty earlier than publishing his findings, however apparently acquired no response.
“Nvidia is conscious of an unauthorized revealed recreation checklist, with each launched and/or speculative titles, used just for inside monitoring and testing,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement despatched to PC Gamer on Monday. “Inclusion on the checklist is neither affirmation nor an announcement of any recreation. Nvidia took instant motion to take away entry to the checklist. No confidential recreation builds or private data had been uncovered.”
Whereas Nvidia did not clarify what the entries are used for, it is seemingly that builders add fake entries to check options, reminiscent of UI or performance. One thing just like the PS4-exclusive God of Conflict might ultimately come to PC (it appears extra seemingly than ever), however on this occasion, it may need simply been a made-up entry for testing functions.
A latest Reddit publish compiled a listing of the database entries uncovered within the leak. Amongst them are the aforementioned PS5 video games in addition to entries like Titanfall 3, Resident Evil 4 Remake, and Monster Hunter 6.
As for Half-Life 2 Remastered, one other entry within the database, we have requested Valve whether or not or not it means something, however have not heard again. Do not learn an excessive amount of into that: Whether or not or not Valve responds to questions has not traditionally indicated something in any respect. Simply Valve being Valve.
New Tremendous Mario Bros Wii can be listed on Ighor’s weblog, and except we have flipped to a bizarro world the place the Canucks are going to win the Stanley Cup subsequent 12 months and Nintendo places video games on PC, we’re fairly certain Nvidia’s telling the reality about it being meaningless. (Though Nintendo did as soon as accomplice with Nvidia to place video games on the Nvidia Protect in China, weirdly.)
It is laborious to know whether or not each single recreation within the checklist is pure Nvidia engineer fiction, or if a few of them are legit. There have been studies of video games like Resident Evil 4 Remake and a brand new BioShock being in growth, although Nvidia workers might conceivably have made these entries whereas figuring out precisely as a lot as we do.