NVIDIA today unveiled the new NVIDIA GeForce NOW service, which delivers on demand a high-performance NVIDIA Pascal gaming PC from the cloud to millions of PC and Mac computers.
The new GeForce NOW service connects gamers to GeForce GTX 1080 PCs in cloud data centres, renders games with the latest NVIDIA GameWorksTM visual technology and streams them in high definition to PCs and Macs.
“There are more than 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.
Pricing and Availability
When gamers register for GeForce NOW, they can play for free for 8 hours on a GeForce GTX 1060 PC or 4 hours on a GeForce GTX 1080 PC. For an additional US$25, gamers can play for 20 hours on a GTX 1060 PC or 10 hours on a GTX 1080 PC.