Imagine this: AAA-level gaming on a modest Chromebook or mid-range smartphone. A few years ago, this idea was almost unthinkable. It has been widely accepted that high-performance games require powerful, local hardware. However, thanks to consistent development over the last few years, GeForce NOW has made the futuristic potential of cloud gaming a modern reality, and 2023 promises to be the year of cloud gaming. Here’s how NVIDIA does it:
Graphics will meet your needs
The key to getting the best gaming experience is having powerful hardware to enable it. GeForce NOW is powered by NVIDIA’s gaming hardware and makes it always at your fingertips. Previously, the company introduced the RTX 3080 Membership which brought flagship performance on board. This tier will be updated to deliver RTX 4080-level speeds soon, enabling high resolution and high frame rates from the cloud.
GeForce NOW will support gameplay up to 240fps on the Ultimate Membership powered by the RTX 4080. It also jumps up from the previously offered peak 4K/60fps to 4K/120fps. The platform also expands horizontally, supporting ultra-wide monitors with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a maximum resolution of 3840 x 1600, as well as support for popular resolutions of 3440 x 1440 and 2560 x 1080. GeForce NOW is able to deliver this sharp and fast gaming experience with less than 40 milliseconds between click and pixel.
Resolution and frame rates are great and all, but the future of gaming lies in real-time ray tracing and AI-powered technologies that have recently hit the scene. NVIDIA has put these technologies at the forefront of its latest RTX graphics cards, and the fact that you can enjoy such features through the cloud is a testament to the magic of GeForce NOW.
Real-time RTX ray tracing provides realistic visuals as light behaves in games in a realistic way, while DLSS 3 provides a dramatic improvement in frame rate by using AI to generate frames that seamlessly match rendered frames.
A large, growing library
It would be hard to spark interest in cloud gaming if the games you wanted to play weren’t there, but GeForce NOW has a huge library that grows every week. The platform’s library has recently reached over 1,500 games. In addition to supporting a plethora of games on Steam, it is also supported by major publishers such as Electronic Arts and Ubisoft.
You’ll find plenty of the latest titles like Warhammer 40,000: Darktide and Marvel’s Midnight Suns, as well as blockbusters like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and its next-gen update. In addition, GeForce NOW offers a large and growing library of free-to-play titles such as Genshin Impact, Fortnite, Lost Ark, and Destiny 2. To improve something good, you don’t have to buy games again to play them on GeForce NOW. You will have access to supported games you own on Steam, Ubisoft Connect, Epic Game Store, Origin and GOG.
Computer games on the selected platform
The real magic of cloud gaming is that you are not limited to playing on specific hardware as you are with PC gaming. You can get a true PC gaming experience on almost any device you have at hand. A low power Chromebook can support GeForce NOW. Your smartphone may support GeForce NOW. An old gaming laptop that can no longer keep up with the latest games can suddenly be given a new lease of life with GeForce NOW.
The platform is available for Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Android and iOS devices. Can run on web browsers and on supported smart TVs and streaming devices. There are so many ways to play games with GeForce NOW, which dramatically expands your approach to PC gaming.
What makes 2023 special for cloud gaming is how easy it is to get into. GeForce NOW offers three tiers of membership. You can hop on basic hardware and enjoy 1-hour gaming sessions absolutely free. In other words, you can try cloud gaming right now without spending a dime. To see its true potential, you can upgrade to a Priority or Ultimate membership. Priority Membership gives you priority server access, 6-hour session length, and up to 1080p/60fps gameplay for $9.99/month.
UItimate Membership pumps it all up with 8-hour sessions and support for games up to 4K/240fps on high-speed servers, putting flagship NVIDIA GPUs at your fingertips for $19.99 a month – a year, which is less than the cost of almost any card graphics launched in the last few years.
GeForce NOW is already impressive, and it will just keep getting better in 2023. More features and games are added every week. You can find out all about what’s new on the platform by following the weekly Thursday GFN blog or follow GeForce NOW Enabled Facebook or Twitter. If you’re ready to dive, you can sign up for GeForce NOW here