UPDATE AUGUST 12: Crusader Kings 3 should become available once more on GeForce Now "before the end of the year," Hearts of Iron 4 also unavailable on GeForce Now.
If you've subscribed to Nvidia GeForce Now in the past couple of months, hoping to get your Paradox grand strategy game fix, you'll have noticed that both Crusader Kings 3 and Stellaris are unavailable or, more exactly, in maintenance. The issue has actually persisted since at least mid-June and there's no known timeframe for when we could expect a fix.
GeForce Now users started reporting that Crusader Kings 3 and Stellaris were no longer available almost two months ago. After an initial period of silence and confusion surrounding the matter, things started slowly being pieced together.
At the end of June, Nvidia forum used dobby.dimov posted the reply they received from Nvidia Customer Support, which pinned the reason for Crusader Kings 3 being taken offline on the game allowing GeForce Now users to access DLC they didn't own.
Paradox Support Rep AndrewT also confirmed on the forums that the publisher had not made the games unavailable and that there were no plans to remove them from the service, as some people were speculating.
The timing couldn't have been worse for GeForce Now subscribers looking to play CK3 and Stellaris, as they were both taken down for maintenance very close to Paradox going on its five-week summer break.
Both games were taken off maintenance last weekend, but only for a short period of time. They are, once more, unavailable. "We are currently working with Paradox to resolve an issue affecting both Crusader King III and Stellaris. We will make them available to play as soon as the issue is resolved," reads a message on GeForce Now's status page.
AndrewT previously noted that "there is almost certain to be no fix for this until August at the earliest," but, with the developer's summer break approaching its end, we could hear more about that over the coming weeks.
On August 12, the developer confirmed in the Crusader Kings 3 Discord that fixing the game's GeForce Now version "is definitely a pressing issue" and, although it didn't commit to a set date, it is aiming to do so "before the end of the year."
If you were eyeing either game on GeForce Now, it might be best to wait or find something else in its massive library to tide you over until Crusader Kings III and Stellaris return.
Hearts of Iron 4 is seemingly also affected by the same issue.
We've reached out to Nvidia and Paradox and will update this article should we hear back.
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