Similar to streaming rivals such as Google’s Stadia and Microsoft’s xCloud, GeForce Now allows users to stream games via the cloud to compatible PCs, tablets and smartphones, without the need for additional hardware.
However, the service’s unique offering is the ability to access your existing games from Steam and the Epic Games Store. It also allows users to play free-to-play titles such as Fortnite, League of Legends and Destiny 2.
Nvidia claims the service offers RTX 2080-level performance at 1080p resolution and 60fps, with ray-tracing supported in compatible titles.
GeForce Now has a free tier that offers one hour of play at a time, while a one-year $4.99 monthly subscription service – which includes three months’ service free – gives priority access to servers and allows play for up to six hours at a time.
Microsoft’s public preview of its Project xCloud game streaming service currently supports around 50 Xbox games.
In 2020 xCloud players will be able to stream games that they already own and Xbox also plans to add game streaming to its Xbox Game Pass service