Cheers to another year of cloud gaming! GeForce NOW celebrates its third birthday with a look at how far cloud gaming has come, a community celebration and 25 new games supported in February.
Members can party all month long, starting with a candy dying light 2 Rewards and support for nine other games this week including Deliver us Mars with RTX A.
It’s sweet to be three
Three years ago, GeForce NOW launched out of a beta phase so anyone could sign up and experience PC gaming from the cloud. Since then, members have streamed more than 700 million hours from the cloud and brought home victory on devices that could never handle the action alone.
Gamers have experienced the unrivaled cinematic quality of RTX ON, with more than 50 titles leveraging real-time ray tracing and NVIDIA DLSS. And with more than 1,500 supported games in the GeForce NOW librarythe action never has to stop.
Members around the world have the gaming power they need with GeForce NOW technology in more than 30 global data centers, including regions operated by GeForce NOW Alliance partners in Japan, Turkey and Latin America.
The range of services for members has also expanded over the past three years. Members could initially play gameplay at up to 1080p and 60 frames per second on the Priority membership. In 2021, an upgrade to RTX 3080-class performance with up to 4K 60fps became available.
Now the new Ultimate Membership unleashes unmatched performance at up to 4K 120 fps streaming or up to 1080p 240 fps in NVIDIA Reflex-Supported games on rigs with GeForce RTX 4080 GPUs.
Ultimate members can stream at ultra-wide resolutions, a first for cloud gaming. And with NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture in the cloud, members can experience full ray tracing and NVIDIA DLSS 3 in supported games on their devices for a true cinematic experience.
As the cloud gaming service has evolved, so have the devices that members can use to keep the gaming going. GeForce NOW runs on PC and macOS via the native app, or on iOS Safari and Android for gaming on the go. Members can also stream from Chromebooks and the Chrome browser.
Last year brought touch controls for Fourteen days, Genshin Impact and more titles, eliminating the need to carry a gamepad everywhere. And with support for handheld devices like that Logitech CloudG and Razer Edge 5Gplus support for the latest smart TVs from LG and Samsung, almost any screen can become a PC gaming battlestation.
All of this would not be possible without the GeForce NOW community and its more than 25 million members. Their feedback and passion is invaluable, and they believe in the future of cloud-powered gaming: a future where everyone is a PC gamer, even if they don’t use a PC.
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It’s been a packed three years and we’re just getting started. Cheers to all cloud gamers and to the future of GeForce NOW!
Rewards to brighten your day
The anniversary celebration would not be complete without giving back to the community. Starting next week, GeForce NOW members will be able to earn points for free dying light 2 Rewards: a new outfit called “Post-Apo” complete with a rough duster, sombre pants, worn boots, tattered leather gauntlets, a dystopian mask, and spiked bracers for looting and parkour.
Players who upgrade to Ultimate and Priority memberships will receive additional rewards including the Patchy Paraglider and Scrap Slicer weapon.
Get this reward starting Thursday February 9th. Be sure to visit the GeForce NOW Rewards portal and update your settings to receive special offers and in-game extras. You better hurry – these rewards are available for a limited time on a first come, first served basis.
The February lineup
Take a jump to another planet with Deliver us Mars by Frontier Foundry. In an atmospheric sci-fi adventure with a mission to recover lost ARK colony ships on Mars, members can traverse the red planet’s dangerous environments with out-of-this-world, ray-traced shadows and lights that illuminate the dangerous terrain feels amazingly realistic.
If space isn’t your thing, check out the list of nine games that will be available to play this week:
February also brings support for 18 more games:
- Dark and darker Playtest (Available on steam6th-13th February)
- Labyrinth of Galleria: The Lunar Society (new release on steam14th of February)
- Wanted dead (new release on steam and Epic Games14th of February)
- Elderand (new release on steamFebruary 16)
- Wild West Dynasty (new release on steamFebruary 16)
- The Settlers: New Allies (new release on Ubisoft StoreFebruary 17)
- Atomic Heart (new release on steam20. February)
- Chef Life – A restaurant simulator (new release on steamFebruary 23)
- blood bowl 3 (new release on steam and Epic game storeFebruary 23)
- scars above (new release on steamFebruary 28)
- Heads will roll: Reforged (steam)
- Above snakes (steam)
- About the obelisk (steam)
- Captain of Industry (steam)
- cartel tycoon (steam and Epic game store)
- Emberknight (steam)
- In the back rooms (steam)
- SimRail — The railway simulator (steam)
January is a wrap
January ended with eight extra games on top of the announced 19. It’s like finding an extra fries in the bag:
Two games announced last month, Occupy Mars: The Game (steam) and Grimstar: Crystals are the new oil! (steam), didn’t make it due to postponements of their release dates.
What are you playing first this weekend? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter and Facebookand be sure to check out #3YearsOfGFN!