GeForce Now gets Watch Dogs: Legion on launch day, extends free subscription offer to RTX 3070
The number of titles available on GeForce Now has continued to grow, despite some earlier controversy regarding publishers pulling their games from the service after Nvidia transitioned it into a full release. This week sees Watch Dogs: Legions arriving on GeForce Now, along with the dystopian Ghostrunner, and three more games joining over 650 other games. GeForce Now wasn’t previously on the list of launch platforms for Watch Dogs: Legions (Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia), but its inclusion isn’t entirely unexpected since a download code was available as a launch bonus with the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090.
Other GeForce Now news for this week includes free membership for new GeForce RTX 3070 owners. The 1-year founders’ membership that launched as a perk for purchasers of the two top-tier RTX 30 series cards is now extended down to the RTX 3070. It seems a little strange that Nvidia includes a free streaming membership with its most impressive gaming cards since those with weaker cards would have more to gain from the service. We think Nvidia believes that those who have a powerful gaming desktop also want to enjoy a triple-A gaming experience when away from their desk.
Nvidia also announced last week that qualifying Chromebook owners would get three months of free GeForce Now membership when signing up to a founders’ membership. Chromebook users are a sensible target market for game streaming services since most recent models are perfectly capable of handling high-bitrate game stream with the internet connection latency being the likely bottleneck. Users could also utilise the 3-month Stadia Pro trial to decide which service worked best in their location.
Nvidia press material