"Club Geforce Elite" Nvidia's planned Geforce subscription service

Club Geforce Elite - Nvidia's planned Geforce subscription service

"Club Geforce Elite" Nvidia's planned Geforce subscription service


Nvidia has stated on Linkedin that they plan to launch a "Club Geforce Elite" Geforce subscription service, mentioning a Geforce Experience app store as well as a rotating bundle of free games.

At this time we have no idea how this Nvidia subscription service will work, though it will allow PC gamers to access Nvidia "Geforce PC in the Cloud" four rotating free games every quarter and a selection of exclusive in-game items and other collectables. 

Right now, it is unknown if these games will be available to PC gamers permanently or for a limited time (the game is removed at the end of subscription or end of bundle/quarter). The mention of a GFE (Geforce Experience) app store confirms that Nvidia does plan to make its own storefront for games, which will likely act as a Nvidia-only competitor to Steam, GOG and Origin. 


        As The Program Develops, We Introduce ‘Club GeForce Elite’ -- Which Has a $10/mth Fee And Gives PC Gamers

- Rotating bundle of free games from our GFE app store (4x games per quarter)

- Free GeForce PC in the cloud subscription

- Exclusive skins, in-game items, and GeForce Gear


It seems that Nvidia plans on delivering more content to Geforce Experience users, not only by conducting giveaways but also by giving exclusive cosmetic content games as well as other rewards like early access to game betas and other Nvidia content. 

If Nvidia is planning to make the Geforce Experience its own storefront, they will be effectively limiting its users to Nvidia GPUs exclusively, which will make it increasingly difficult for Nvidia users to move to other hardware platforms. Do you think Nvidia would open the GFE storefront to Radeon users? Unlikely. 

The Geforce Experience already requires a user account for a lot of its features, with many Nvidia users already feeling tied to the brand with Nvidia's existing GFE streaming and DVR features. Adding more features to the Geforce Experience will make it harder for their users to move to other GPU brands in the future, which is ultimately what Nvidia wants to achieve.  


The Potential Future of the Geforce Experience


It is very logical for Nvidia to diversify their revenue streams, especially given their recent success in the self-driving car markets and in powering deep learning applications. While Nvidia earns a lof of money from the PC gaming market already, there is still a lot of that market which the company could exploit on the software side, while at the same time strengthening their existing GPU market share. 

While a Nvidia GFE storefront may seem like a bad idea at first glance, it does make a lot of sense for the company. Imagine if all free games provided with future Nvidia GPUs or through Nvidia's future "Club Geforce Elite" program were locked to a Nvidia-only storefront, would owning games invested in a Nvidia platform prevent you from moving to competing hardware at a later date?



Do you think Nvidia plans to create their own creating their own GFE storefront? What do you think of "Nvidia's planned Club Geforce Elite" subscription service? You can join the discussion on the future of the Geforce Experience on the OC3D Forums


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19-12-2016, 10:13:59

Interesting although I hope they don't start getting greedy and start putting drivers or new driver features behind a pay wall, I can see it happening with them.Quote

19-12-2016, 10:46:24

Ah the joys of greed and vague promises. It's exactly why the Humble Bundle monthly will never succeed. Who'd pay in advance for an unknown product at an unspecified future date? Or, with the CGE, pay to be allowed to pay for a GPU?Quote

19-12-2016, 10:57:55

Originally Posted by VonBlade View Post
Ah the joys of greed and vague promises. It's exactly why the Humble Bundle monthly will never succeed. Who'd pay in advance for an unknown product at an unspecified future date? Or, with the CGE, pay to be allowed to pay for a GPU?
Totally. I have been watching Humble and tbh it's all been indie crap. Not that I don't like indie crap because some of it is amazing but yeah, wouldn't pay a sub for it.

Nvidia's catalogue is a bit more tasty though, however they will probably just hand out all of the old stuff like Mirror's Edge that was in a Humble Bundle yonks ago.Quote

19-12-2016, 15:22:03

This is just Nvidia using mobile app store tactics to force you to stay on their platform. Don't fall for it!Quote

19-12-2016, 22:38:00

And so it begins...Quote

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