Cloudy with a Chance of Games

Even though it is said in nearly all articles relating to cloud gaming, the competition is really heating up. Stadia brought the immensely popular FIFA 21 onto the platform, and Xbox have been throwing games at Game Pass like it’s Christmas. So what about GeForce Now?

The biggest news from the other green team is a new premium membership called Priority. Priority members receive the same GFN benefits as Founders (RTX On, DLSS in supported games, extended game sessions and priority access to a gaming rig) for a monthly price of $9.99/£9.99* or a reduced annual cost of $99.99/£99.99*. This appears to now replace the current Founder’s membership prices that were limited time on the website.

What about if you’re a Founder already? You’re in luck too. GeForce Now Founders will now have the Founders for Life benefit, which means provided you don’t cancel your membership or miss a payment, you will be entitled to the original introductory rate of $4.99/£4.99.

Today’s information also included some communication relating to feedback and looking to the future. As they close the gap to 10 million users, GeForce Now is looking to support more day-and-date launches and popular free-to-play games, a bigger library, new data centres (Phoenix and Montreal later this year) and increased capacity in existing data centres as well as quality of life improvements for streams.

With the new 2.0.28 update available today for members and next week for everyone else, stream improvements are the focus. An adaptive Vsync technology will help match frames between the server and the client display to reduce stutter and latency.

As for future improvements, jumping into games in less time is a target within the next two months. The much-requested account linking is coming, with aims to cut launch times in half. GeForce Now Alliance is also working with international partners to bring the service to new regions and improve latency.

Nvidia is looking to speed up the process of getting games onto the platform as well, aiming to increase the average number of games added a week by 50% by the end of the year.

What about games this week? Here’s the fantastic 7 new games coming to the platform later today:

  • Do Not Feed The Monkeys (Steam)
  • GoNNER (Steam)
  • Loop Hero (Epic Games Store)
  • Monopoly Plus (Steam)
  • Snooker 19 (Steam)
  • System Shock: Enhanced Edition (Steam)
  • Wanba Warriors (Steam)

What are your thoughts for today’s news? Share them with us down below.

*GBP (£) not yet confirmed but this is our best estimate. This will be updated once prices are confirmed.

By Ben Watson

I'm a writer/reviewer for Cloudy and have been playing video games for most of my life! I started on the Nintendo 64 and haven't stopped since.

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