As soon as it came around, E3 has, for the most part, wrapped up and gone again. For cloud gaming, the future has never looked better. Stadia has confirmed games reaching into 2022 and Xbox has dived all in with their upcoming exclusives. So where does that leave GeForce Now? Well, let me tell you.
Humanity is in Your Hands
Hot off the E3 press, SEGA and Amplitude Studios’ Humankind saw some action in the form of a Closed Beta before it’s release this August. Even better, if you have Closed Beta access, you’ll be able to play it through GFN from today (17th June) until the 21st June. This includes beta access through Steam and the Epic Games Store. Sweet!
What a Bunch of A-Holes…
Another E3 title landing day-and-date onto the cloud later this year is Square Enix’s Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy, or as we’re referring to it: GOTG (short but sweet). After their previous Marvel release, GOTG will focus solely on the single-player aspect as you play as Star-Lord with his merry band of space fighters. Embrace the chaos of a multitude of mind-blowing worlds and save the universe in your own explosive way. You got this! Probably. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be available through Steam on the 26th October this year.
Updates from the Clouds
Some more quality of life updates are coming very shortly to GFN also. Soon enough, you’ll be able to access in-stream statistics through the overlay and menus, as well as some work behind the scenes to improve latency for games that support Adaptive Vsync. Alongside this, there will be a keyboard input method editor, which is great to see.
Also of note, the sign-up window for GFN’s E3 Priority offer has now closed. If you got those free days and haven’t used them, don’t panic! You’ll have up until the 30th June to do so.
As a special E3 offer, new GeForce NOW free members received three days of priority access to the service. While the sign-up window has closed, members have until June 30 to redeem this offer and enjoy priority perks that elevate the GeForce NOW gaming experience, including front-of-line access to gaming servers, extended session lengths, and RTX ON for beautiful ray-traced graphics.
You didn’t think you’d lose out on some more titles coming to GFN did you? Good! This week, 10 new titles will be added including the Humankind Closed Beta another day-and-date release and an Epic Games Store freebie!
This week’s day-and-date release comes from Nacon, with a little help from Magic: The Gathering’s creator, Richard Garfield. This charming roguelike deckbuilder shares some similarities between indie gem For the King, and sees you attempt to take on the Roguebook.
You are trapped in the Book of Lore of Faeria, and each page represents a new challenge. Lead your two heroes to victory in this roguelike deckbuilder developed in partnership with Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering™. Put together the best synergies between cards, relics and abilities, and take on the Roguebook.
Roguebook will be available through Steam today.
Managing one civilisation not enough for you? Fancy managing worlds instead? Well, you can! Crytivo’s The Universim is a sandbox city builder that allows you to take control and guide all the civilisations through the various ages. Currently still in early access, The Universim has been shaped by the community that have played it, and now it can be enjoyed through GFN.
Your time is coming. Guide a fledgling civilization through the obstacles of life. From humble beginnings, watch as they evolve and advance throughout the ages under your wing. Influence their decisions and punish the unfaithful with a wide range of godly abilities. Interact with objects, create disasters, and launch clueless creatures into orbit. This is your world, and nothing can stop you from having fun.
The Universim is available now through Steam.
Full List of Games Coming
Wanting to know the rest of the titles coming this week? Here you go:
- Humankind (Closed Beta on Steam and Epic Games Store)
- Overcooked! 2 (Free on Epic Games Store until June 24)
- Roguebook (day-and-date release on Steam, June 17)
- Panzer Corps 2 (Epic Games Store)
- Pathway (Steam)
- Supraland (Steam)
- Sword and Fairy (Steam)
- Sword and Fairy 2 (Steam)
- The Universim (Steam)
- World of Warships (Epic Games Store)
Another great week for an ever-expanding platform! Remember, there were a lot more titles announced for GeForce Now during E3, which you can find through our various streams on YouTube. What was your stand out E3 moment? Let us know!