GeForce Now, the service that streams PC games to the Nvidia Shield device, is coming to PC with a new enhanced app.
The new GeForce NOW service connects gamers to GeForce GTX 1080 PCs in cloud data centers, renders games with the latest NVIDIA GameWorks visual technology and streams them in high definition to PCs and Macs.
As a virtual PC, it can cope with Steam, Origin, and Uplay games and at the moment it looks as if users will need to pay a fee for a certain amount of hours, though no European pricing has been released so far.
“There are nearly 200 million GeForce gamers around the world today, yet hundreds of millions of others have computers that aren’t well-suited for modern video games,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and chief executive officer of NVIDIA, who announced the service during his keynote address at CES. “With GeForce NOW, a new generation of gamers can now play the latest PC games with great performance and amazing quality.”
In development at NVIDIA for five years, GeForce NOW is compatible with most Windows- and Mac-based desktop PCs and laptops. Gamers simply download the GeForce NOW app to their local machine. With a few clicks, they can connect to their own GeForce GTX virtual PC, install their favorite games from popular digital game stores – like Steam, Battle.net, Origin, Uplay and GOG – and start playing. Free-to- play games like World of Tanks can also be installed directly from their respective websites.