GeForce NOW has established itself as the leader in cloud gaming, and yesterday’s announcements only solidify its position as the top choice for players. With the upgrade to the RTX 4080 graphics and the expansion of display support to include ultrawide screens and the ability to stream at 240 frames per second, GFN is bringing players a gaming experience that is almost indistinguishable from local gaming. The inclusion of click-to-pixel latency below 40 milliseconds only adds to the high level of performance and responsiveness offered by the service.
While other players in the cloud gaming industry talked about pushing the boundaries of what is possible, NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW service is actually walking the walk. Having already established the RTX 3080 as a class above the competition, GeForce NOW could have taken a back seat and just coasted with the closure of Google Stadia and the lack of progress from other competitors. However, instead of resting on its laurels, GeForce NOW has continued to innovate and improve.
It’s clear that GFN knows its audience and is bringing the things that PC gamers want. The company has already brought 120 fps to the cloud across PCs, mobiles, and tablets, and now it is pushing the envelope even further with 240 fps. This level of performance is unprecedented in the cloud gaming industry and will allow players to experience the latest games at their highest level of performance, even if they don’t have a powerful gaming PC of their own.
The addition of ultrawide screen support is also a major benefit for gamers. A growing number of players are choosing to go ultrawide, and the ability to support these displays on GeForce NOW will allow them to fully take advantage of the wider field of view and more immersive gaming experience that ultrawide screens offer.
By consistently delivering the things that its audience of PC gamers wants, GFN has grown its platform to 25 million users. This impressive user base is a testament to the service’s commitment to providing players with the best possible gaming experience.
The game announcements of The Day Before and Party Animals are significant, as these games are currently ranked as the number 2 and number 4 most wishedlisted for games on Steam, respectively. This demonstrates the high level of interest and anticipation surrounding these games, and their inclusion on NVIDIA’s service will surely be a major draw for players.
The Day Before is a highly anticipated survival game set in a post-apocalyptic world where players must scavenge for resources and fight to survive against the dangers of the world. With its stunning graphics and immersive gameplay, it is no surprise that it is ranked as the number 2 most wished-for game on Steam.
Party Animals is a physics-based fighting game that pits animals against each other in over-the-top battles. With its humorous and entertaining gameplay, it is no wonder that it is ranked as the number 4 most wished-for game on Steam.
It’s true that tastes in games can vary between different platforms, and this is especially evident when comparing console and PC gaming. While some games may be popular on console, they may not necessarily be as popular on PC, and vice versa. This can be seen by looking at the concurrent player counts on Steam, which gives a good indication of the games that are currently popular on the platform.
While the vast majority of the top 100 played games on Steam are available on GeForce NOW, there are some notable exceptions. However, the latter part of last year saw some barriers come down and it is possible that we may see more of these exceptions make their way to the service in the future. For example, we may see games from publishers like Rockstar and Square Enix come to GeForce NOW.
GeForce NOW service has a problem, but it’s a problem that is actually a sign of the company’s success. The problem is that the service has consistently set such high standards for itself that it can be easy to take them for granted. With over 1500 games on the platform and the addition of 6-12+ new games per week on average, GFN has a vast library of content for players to choose from. This level of variety and volume is unprecedented in the cloud gaming industry and demonstrates the service’s commitment to offering players the best possible gaming experience.
The technology behind GeForce NOW is also streets ahead of the competition. While some players may have been a little disappointed that the new upgrade was “just” to the RTX 4080 graphics, it’s important to remember that this is still a major improvement that will provide more than 64 teraflops of graphics power to a single user. This is over five times that of an Xbox Series X and nearly 1.75 times more than previous-generation graphics.
When it comes to cloud gaming, NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW service is truly delivering on the promise of what the future of gaming can be. It is constantly evolving, updating, and pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and this is exactly what cloud gaming is meant to be. It’s easy to take these things for granted, but it’s important to remember the incredible level of innovation