Nvidia Announces GeForce Now Cloud Gaming Service for PC, Connects GeForce Experience to Facebook

on January 4, 2017 10:44 PM

During Nvidia’s keynote from CES in Las Vegas, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced GeForce Now for PC, a cloud gaming system that will let people play graphically demanding video games on hardware that wouldn’t normally support them.

The service will require the download of a “tiny” client, and will let you access services like Steam, Uplay, Gog.com, Origin and your whole gaming libraries, streaming games to your PC or Mac.

Installing a full game on Steam through the service will take only about a minute, and all patches will be installed automatically.

GeForce Now will be available in early access in March, costing a whopping $25 for twenty hours of play at the basic level. There will be several grades of performance provided, with the higher levels providing less hours for your twentyfive bucks.

According to Jen-Hsun Huang, GeForce Now is an “incredible value” for those who don’t have the ability to access a gaming PC, or don’t want to put the effort into building one, or somebody who plays infrequently, but would still like to do some gaming from time to time.

On top of GeForce Now, Nvidia also announced that GeForce Experience will be able to livestream directly to Facebook via an upcoming update.

In case you missed it, a brand new trailer of Mass Effect Andromeda was also showcased, running on an PC powered by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 video card.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.