Nvidia to bundle Metro: Last Light with GeForce boards

April 15, 2013 // 10:08 a.m.

Tags: #amd #gear-up-bundle #geforce #geforce-gtx-660 #metro #metro-2033 #metro-2044 #metro-last-light #never-settle-reloaded #nvidia

The world of discrete graphics is largely split into two camps: the Red Camp and the Green Camp, more properly known as AMD and Nvidia. When one company does something, you can bet the other won't be far behind - and Nvidia has proven this maxim by following in AMD's footsteps and offering free games to buyers of its boards.

AMD further cemented its place in the hearts of its fans with the announcement that its Never Settle Reloaded offer, which bundles up to six games with selected AMD-powered graphics boards, would be getting a copy of bat-crap crazy 80s sci-fi inspired first-person shooter Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon added - valid for new buyers and those who had already redeemed their vouchers.

Where one company follows, the other must inevitably lead, and so it is with no great surprise that Nvidia is planning to announce a new entry in its own Free2Play Gear Up bundle to better compete with AMD's offering. Unlike previous bundle packages, which were limited to in-game equipment or currency for free-to-play titles, Nvidia is going for a full-release game this time around, promising buyers a copy of Metro: Last Light.

As is to be expected, the offer comes with strings attached: according to SweClockers, which learned of Nvidia's plans from an unnamed source, the offer will be valid on purchase of an Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or better from a participating retailer from the 16th of April. Those who have already picked up a graphics card from the Green Camp will be disappointed to hear that, unlike AMD's offer, the improved bundle will be valid on new purchases only.

Full details of the bundle offer are expected to be released tomorrow when Nvidia formally announces the inclusion of Metro: Last Light, while the game itself won't be made available for download until the middle of next month.
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