NVIDIA Blog announces
"GeForce NOW Open for All," marking the official
launch of NVIDIA's streaming service out of beta. This allows gamers to play PC
games on lower-powered hardware, including Windows and macOS PCs and laptops,
Shield, and Android phones. They also promise support for Chromebooks before the
end of the year. There are two tiers available, a free tier which is limited to
one-hour sessions and "standard" access, and a Founders tier which offers
"priority" access, extended sessions, and RTX gaming. The Founders tier is
$4.99/month, but this includes a free 90-day introductory period. Word is: "Just
like the PC, GeForce NOW is an open platform. Itís powered by our world-class
GPU architecture and uses our Game Ready Drivers for the best performance. And,
because these are real PC games, GeForce NOW gives you the precision of keyboard
and mouse gaming, as well as optimizations for game controllers." They clarify
that their open platform refers to supporting your
existing games and services: "Thatís why weíre working with existing PC game
stores and publishers. With GeForce NOW, you can keep playing the games you
already own and continue building libraries from the same stores you already use
every day." Here's a bit more:
GeForce NOW is the only cloud gaming
service with access to a wide range of free-to-play games, more than 30 and
growing. In total, there are hundreds of games from more than 50 publishers
that, once you own, are available for instant play. All these games are patched
automatically in the cloud, so your library is always game ready.
While we continue to grow the library of instantly accessible games, there are
also more than 1,000 games that can be played through single-session installs.
Games get added to the service weekly based on member requests, game popularity
and publishersí input. If you donít see a game that you want to play, let us and
the publisher know.
GeForce NOW takes PC gaming and 60+ FPS action where itís never been before.
Underpowered? No problem. Incompatible? No problem.
GeForce NOW platforms
Your old laptop never gamed like this before. That Mac, which for years has seen
fewer games published for it or lost compatibility, can now play the latest
games. Your rig doesnít have to move from room to room to game on the largest
screen in your house ó your TV. And most recently, PC games go with you on the
screen you take everywhere: your Android phone.
And later this year weíll add Chromebooks, giving members yet another screen to