AMD’s Gaming Evolved program has been adding more developers and now has a decent list of AAA titles to its credit. Many Gaming Evolved titles have been selected by AMD to be part of the Never Settle bundle, in which AMD bundles popular and major upcoming games with their Radeon HD7000 graphics cards.
AMD has now announced which new games are in the Gaming Evolved program:
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow; published by Konami, developed by MercurySteam
- Final Fantasy XIV; published by Square Enix, developed by Square Enix
- Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded; published by Replay Games, developed by N-Fusion Interactive
- Murdered: Soul Suspect; published by Square Enix, developed by Airtight Games
- Pirate 101; published and developed by KingsIsle Entertainment
- Shadow of the Eternals; published and developed by Precursor Games
- Thief; published by Square Enix, developed by Eidos Montreal
Gaming Evolved titles qualify for AMD’s hardware engineer support and for some advertising by AMD. These games would also flash up the “Gaming Evolved” logo when you launch them, similar to Nvidia’s “The Way Its meant To Be Played” (TWIMTBP) campaign.
The rumored Gaming Evolved lineup that was leaked on the Tech Report forums in April 2013 is now definitely confirmed to be a fake, as only one of these games is likely going to be a Gaming Evolved title – Battlefield 4.
GRID2 has been released and was not featured in a bundle and neither was Company of Heroes 2. Both Lost Planet 3 and Splinter Cell: Blacklist are mentioned on Geforce.com as TWIMTBP titles, so there’s no chance either of those will be bundled with AMD graphics cards.