Rising internet speeds are quickly bringing us to the inevitable reality where everybody streams games from the cloud. And NVIDIA seems dedicated to bringing that option with their new update to their GeForce Now service available for both the PC and the NVIDIA Shield.
Up until now the GeForce services offered to both the PC and the NVIDIA Shield have been two totally different services. The PC version allows you to use games that you’ve already purchased via a variety of different game browsers like Steam, Uplay, and the Epic launcher while the Shield only has a Netflix-esque like the Xbox Game Pass where you get access to a small library of games with your subscription fee. Obviously, the PC version of the service is a lot less limited, and you get to play the most popular games (if you have them) and that’s why NVIDIA has updated GeForce now so that the perks of the PC service now carry over to the Shield. So now you can connect your shield to your Steam, Uplay, or whatever library you have (within compatibility) and play the games you’ve purchased on those platforms. As of now there are only 225 games supported on the streaming service, but amongst those titles are popular games like PUBG, Fortnite, Destiny 2(meh), Witcher 3, League of Legends, and the library is always expanding so chances are your favorite games are going to make it there in time.
The beauty of game streaming is that you don’t have to go and spend hundreds upon hundreds of dollars on an ultimate gaming rig, it’s a great option for people with low-performance machines who want to play the latest games with awesome graphics simulated with actual high-performance GPUs up to 4k resolution.