During the company’s keynote presentation at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced GeForce NOW, a cloud gaming service that will offer GeForce GTX quality gaming to millions of PC and Mac users.
Similar to how LiquidSky’s cloud-gaming system works, it puts a powerful GTX 1080-equipped gaming PC in the hands of the “1 billion PC users who are not game ready.” Through it, users can connect to all the top digital stores like Steam, Uplay, Good Ole Games, Battle.net, and Origin to purchase and play games.
These powerful, GTX 1080-equipped machines exist in data centers all over the country. This is great for people interested in gaming but don’t have the money to buy a gaming rig, or don’t want to mess around with upgrading their current system.
In the above video, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang gives a little demo of it, and it showed it running the popular Steam OS on a PC, but then on a Mac as well. Which is pretty exiting considering Mac’s aren’t known for gaming, plus most developers don’t make their games compatible. Then there was a short demo of a Mac running Rise of the Tomb Raider, very cool.
More GeForce NOW Videos
CES 2017 – NVIDIA GeForce Now: Hands-on
GeForce Now launches in March, and so far only one pay option was announced, a $25 for 20 hours of play on a GTX 1060, or 10 hours on a 1080. Sign up for early access on Nvidia’s site, and you’ll be emailed when it’s available to try it out.
More CES 2017 coverage as it unfolds.