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Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud gaming platform is ready for launch

In addition to the growing game library that already has more than 500 titles, GeForce Now will allow users to bring their own games from platforms like Steam. (Source: Nvidia)
In addition to the growing game library that already has more than 500 titles, GeForce Now will allow users to bring their own games from platforms like Steam. (Source: Nvidia)
Nvidia's own game streaming service is currently featuring more than 500 game titles, and users will be able to bring more games from platforms like Steam. Backed by new RTX blade servers with scalable RTX 2080 performance and blazing fast connections all across the world via the GeForce Now Alliance, Nvidia is aiming to provide the smoothest gaming experience for more than a billion systems that do not integrate gaming GPUs.

First announced back in early 2017 at CES, Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud gaming platform is now very close to a worldwide launch. The beta tests held throughout 2018 seem to have been completed, and new information about the cloud infrastructure has just been presented at the company’s annual GTC event.

GeForce Now is aiming to bring the premier gaming experience to over 1 billion computers that are not equipped with gaming GPUs. The concept of game streaming is not something new, as we have already seen services like OnLive (bought in 2015 by Sony and transformed into PlayStation Now). Moreover, Google and Microsoft are also intending to release their own cloud gaming service, so what does Nvidia bring to the table?

The rendering infrastructure will be handled by Nvidia’s new RTX blade servers that are built on the Turing architecture. These blade servers are able to provide RTX 2080 performance scaled in ordered to support millions of PC gamers via server deployments around the world. Since GeForce Now is an open platform, users can connect their accounts from online stores like Steam and “bring their own games.” Nvidia itself provides access to more than 500 games (including VR titles) and the number is growing by the week.

All this rendering power would be quite worthless without a low latency internet connection, so Nvidia is now working with internet providers across the world to enable blazing fast connections through the newly formed GeForce Now Alliance. The platform will work on fixed-line broadband connections, as well as on Wi-Fi and upcoming high-speed 5G connections.

No details on the actual service costs were revealed for the time being. It looks like Nvidia is waiting for Google to reveal its own service and adjust the prices accordingly.

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Bogdan Solca, 2019-03-19 (Update: 2019-03-19)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.