Nvidia GeForce Now has this one major advantage over XCloud, Google Stadia, and other game streaming services
Google Stadia may be dead in the water, but that isn't going to stop competitors from dipping their toes in the game streaming business. Nvidia has just taken GeForce Now out of closed beta to accept memberships at both the free and subscriber levels.
Unlike Stadia and other game streaming services from Microsoft and Sony, however, GeForce Now has a unique strategy to attract customers. Instead of selling games directly to customers to play on the cloud, Nvidia is simply renting out server time for subscribers. This means that GeForce Now users can play almost any game from their Steam, Origin, or Epic Games libraries on Nvidia's servers instead of their local PCs. This single fact lowers the barrier of entry to game streaming significantly because users can purchase games during Steam or Origin sales instead of paying full price for those same games on Stadia or the Playstation Store.
This approach isn't without some drawbacks. First, GeForce Now users will be limited to one to six hour sessions per month depending on the subscription plan. Secondly, only a selection of games will be supported as listed here meaning that you'll likely not be able stream every single title from your existing digital library. Nonetheless, the ability to play popular PC titles from your pre-existing library anywhere on-the-go without needing to re-purchase them makes GeForce Now more lucrative to mainstream and hardcore PC gamers compared to any aforementioned alternatives.