announces the Steam Cloud Play Beta
, confirming their plans for cloud gaming
that were recently unearthed by a
). This also confirms a collaboration with NVIDIA's GeForce NOW,
which is the first service this is connected with. They explain how to apply to
participate and outline what's involved:
Steam Cloud Play is currently in
Beta and features are being added over time. We are now accepting a limited
amount of games into the service as we continue to build features and server
capacity for players. The first service we are connecting to Steam to allow
users to play games from their Steam Library from the Cloud is
Nvidia GeForce NOW.
There are more details below about how to opt your game(s) into the service as
well as answers to a few common questions below.
Currently Nvidia GeForce NOW is available in North America, Western Europe and
Asia Pacific. Currently, Steam users will need to download the GeForce Now
client and connect their Steam account to the GFN service to play their Steam
Library. The user may pay a subscription cost to use the GFN service. Customers
will continue to acquire games on Steam the same way they do today, and partner
payouts will remain the same.
These cloud services enable Steam users to play their Steam library in the
cloud, one game at a time, like they can on their local PC. Developers must
manually opt-in the games they wish to make available on GeForce NOW.