NVIDIA GeForce NOW out of beta, open to all

  • NVIDIA GeForce NOW out of beta, open to all

NVIDIA GeForce NOW out of beta, open to all

To avoid all that, there's the Founders tier.

"Founders", what Nvidia calls GeForce Now paying subscribers, will be looking at $4.99 per month (£4.99, €5.49, around AU$7.50) for the first 12 months of service, though that number could change after that first year is up.

"Since we're rolling out our RTX servers", an Nvidia spokesperson tells PCGamesN, "we're going to enable ray tracing from the cloud". A big extra bonus is that this tier also gets access to ray tracing in the games that support it.

All users currently in the waiting list for Nvidia's GeForce Now service will also be granted access from today.

You can access unlimited sessions, but you'll have to wait before you can play another session. It works by connecting players to GeForce GTX 1080 PCs in cloud data centres, rendering the games using the latest NVIDIA GameWorks visual technology, and then streaming in high definition them right back to your device. So that's that, I suppose. The company now has nine data centers in the USA, five in Europe, one in Korea and two in Japan. You can link your Steam or Ubisoft accounts and immediately dive into a game that's present in your library. "And because of that we can reduce the latency further and get within 10 milliseconds".

NVIDIA Ge Force Now plans
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It's quite the tempting offer, especially in light of Google Stadia's failings, so - if you're interested - feel free to find out more about Nvidia GeForce Now from its own website here.

If game streaming is of interest to you, there's now another viable option to challenge Stadia and Project XCloud heading into wide release: GeForce Now, the game streaming service from the graphics card brainiacs at Nvidia. Nvidia already has hundreds of games on the service - and if a game is supported and you already own it on a major storefront, you'll be able to stream it on GeForce Now without buying it again. NVIDIA says that's to allow everyone a chance to try out its gaming service, and that everyone enrolled in the GeForce Now beta has been automatically switched over to the free tier. That covers a heap of the most popular games today, including Fortnite, PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, and The Witcher 3.

Google built the juggernaut of game-streaming services and it won't go down without a fight. There are also heaps of supported games available to download on demand (per instance) via superfast server download.

You're essentially upgrading your device to a top-of-the-line rig by virtually adding a GeForce graphics card to your PC, Mac, NVIDIA SHIELD, or Android phone.