Gamescom 2019: Nvidia‘s GeForce Now is coming to Android

August 20, 2019

GeForce Now will be available later this year.

Cloud gaming is currently on the rise, and Nvidia is jumping onboard the same bandwagon as Google by introducing GeForce Now, the company’s own game streaming service. The service was initially launched for PC, Mac and Shield TV and Nvidia now confirms that the service will arrive to flagship devices from LG and Samsung. This also meant that the service will only be for Android devices for now – no word if iOS devices will be supported soon.

The GeForce Now mobile app would also require a Bluetooth gamepad since some games would be unplayable with the touch controls on your smartphone. Nvidia said that controllers like the Razer Raiju Mobile, Steelseries Stratus Duo, Glap Gamepad and the SHIELD controller will be compatible with GeForce Now.

GeForce Now will utilize RTX servers to deliver the best gaming graphics. The rollout has started to users in Northern California and Germany, who will be the first ones to try out GeForce RTX performance. Nvidia is said to expand its data centers across North America and Europe so everyone can soon enjoy next-generation cloud gaming.

GeForce Now enables you to connect popular digital game stores where you can instantly play your digital library on any platform: Mac, PC or a SHIELD TV. Popular games like Fallout 76, Fortnite, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Wolfenstein: Youngblood and World of Tanks are present, totaling almost 500 games.

“Since games are purchased from popular digital stores, gamers still can download and play their games locally. So, a second purchase isn’t needed to play them in the cloud with GeForce NOW. This also means that developers don’t need to spend cycles porting their games to a new platform, nor is there a new business model being introduced to publishers,” Nvidia said in a blog post.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.