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Nvidia brings Geforce Now to the next level with its Founders membership

Geforce Now is everything Stadia isn't

Nvidia brings Geforce Now to the next level with its Founders membership

Nvidia brings Geforce Now to the next level with its Founders membership

So far, Google's Stadia game streaming service has been a disappointment, offering gamers a small selection of titles, a sub-par feature set and few game announcements. To many, Stadia has given game streaming a bad name, but Nvidia's ready to fix that with its Geforce Now Founders release. 

Instead of opting for a "console in the cloud" service like Stadia, Nvidia's offering gamers a "Gaming PC in the cloud" service with Geforce Now. Why is this different? Simple, with Geforce Now, game support is less of an issue. Instead of waiting for game ports like Google Stadia, Geforce now simply run the game's existing PC version. Simply put, Geforce Now solves Stadia's content issue.   

Another factor that sits in Geforce Now's favour is the service's support for 3rd party PC storefronts like the Epic Games Store, Steam, Uplay and GOG, which allows PC gamers to buy titles where they want. This allow allows gamers to shop around for discounts, something that's impossible with Stadia. 

This month, Geforce Now will become a paid service, which will cost PC gamers $5/£5 per month, which is incredibly affordable. 

Nvidia brings Geforce Now to the next level with its Founders membership  
Content

At the time of writing, Geforce Now supports hundreds of PC games, with Nvidia promising to autopatch their game library alongside their GPU drivers to deliver stellar performance. Geforce Now also supports RTX features within supported titles, making Geforce Now the first game streaming service to support hardware-accelerated raytracing. 

By using 3rd party gaming storefronts, Nvidia claims no ownership over the content of its users. If Geforce Now were to close down, PC gamers will still be able to access their games on PC hardware. This also means that gamers who move from game streaming to a dedicated gaming PC will also be able to access their full games library on PC. When compared to Stadia, Geforce Now offers gamers a level of content mobility that Stadia lacks, which is another +1 for Geforce Now. 


Nvidia brings Geforce Now to the next level with its Founders membership  
Hardware Compatibility

Geforce Now is currently supported onWindows PC, Mac OS, Android TV and iOS/Android. ChromeOS support is also planned, though it is not available at the time of writing. With Geforce Now, Nvidia plans to allow PC gamers to bring their games library wherever they go, be it on their TV, laptop or mobile device. 


Nvidia brings Geforce Now to the next level with its Founders membership  
Availability

Nvidia's Geforce Now service is available on the shaded areas on the map below, either through Nvidia's own servers or through Nvidia's server partners like Softbank, LGU+ and GFN.ru. 

Sadly, this means that Geforce Now isn't a global service, though it is likely that Geforce Now will be expanded to more countries in time, assuming the service proves to be popular. 


Nvidia brings Geforce Now to the next level with its Founders membership  
Pricing

Geforce Now will be available for £4.99 per month in the UK (for the next 12 months), and that will grant PC gamers priority access to Nvidia's services. This will allow users to play their games for sessions that are longer than one hour and enable RTX features within games. This service will have a 90-day free trial, which acts as an introductory period for the service. 

Geforce Now will also be available for free, granting gamers "standard access" and session lengths that max out at 1 hour.  

In Europe, Geforce Now's Founders service will cost €5.49 per month, and in the US the service will cost $4.99. After 12 months, Nvidia may adjust its pricing structure. 


Nvidia brings Geforce Now to the next level with its Founders membership  
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04-02-2020, 15:51:06

meuvoy
That's really interesting, tha means I can play my current Steam/Uplay/Origin library on the go as long as I have internet access. That's something to try out.

Hope they release for Android as that's the main use I'd give it. I mean, if I have a PC, I don't need to pay only to play the games I've already bought, might as well just run them natively.Quote

04-02-2020, 16:50:04

NeverBackDown
$5 a month? And all those features and fallback protection? Not gonna lie this is probably the best streaming service you can get. This is impressive. Now only thing stopping it is the games they offer. I'm interested... Only for single player games. Wouldn't want to stream and play an online game.Quote

04-02-2020, 17:19:37

Greenback
Aren't Amazon also talking about a gaming streaming service?Quote

04-02-2020, 17:24:41

meuvoy
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
$5 a month? And all those features and fallback protection? Not gonna lie this is probably the best streaming service you can get. This is impressive. Now only thing stopping it is the games they offer. I'm interested... Only for single player games. Wouldn't want to stream and play an online game.
If I understood correctly, the available games are whatever games available for PC. It probably works as your personal virtual machine inside NVIDIA's servers so you can play whatever games you want.Quote

04-02-2020, 18:00:51

Warchild
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Originally Posted by meuvoy View Post
If I understood correctly, the available games are whatever games available for PC. It probably works as your personal virtual machine inside NVIDIA's servers so you can play whatever games you want.
only ones you own from what I understand.

*You must already own or purchase titles to play them on GeForce NOW.

which is still impressive for what you gain out of this.Quote
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