Cloud gaming service is now available in beta in Saudi Arabia.
Nvidia has just announced that it has partnered with Zain KSA to bring its 5G cloud gaming platform GeForce Now to the Kingdom. Initially launched as a beta, GeForce Now will let you stream PC games from different digital game stores that include Stream, Epic Games Store, and GOG.com. Streaming games is now possible on any hardware with more than 300 titles available to play.
GeForce Now allows you to stream the games no matter how graphically intensive it is since the game is stored in the cloud. This means that rendering and execution of the game take place on the server rather than the device.
“At Zain, there is nothing more rewarding to us than catering to the needs of our digital generation here in Saudi, considered a world-class tech-savvy generation of more than 5.8 million e-gaming users. With an ever-growing niche, user penetration is expected to reach 13.4% in 2020 and 17.5% by 2025. This partnership serves as an excellent opportunity that will provide both novel content and super-fast internet speed, very low latency, and a superior capacity through fiber, which will ultimately offer them a whole new gaming experience. Our efforts in the gaming industry were evident from the start of launching our 5G network where we supported national E-Sports tournaments. At Zain we pledge to continue to strive to enhance the overall e-gaming experience by offering unique and innovative service,” said Mr. Rayan bin Abdullah Al-Turki Zain KSA’s Communication Vice President.
With Zain’s far-reaching 5G deployment, it means that it can deliver GeForce Now to a number of different cities easily. It was highlighted that Zain has total coverage of 50 cities enabled by more than 4,700 towers in the Kingdom.