Nvidia GeForce is the future irrespective of all the negative criticism that Google Stadia received. The internet may not be as powerful today to stream AAA games onto PCs and smartphones seamlessly. However, backed up by powerful players like Amazon, Google and Microsoft, the game streaming services are bound to pick up soon one way or the other.
A stark example is the fact that Nvidia confirmed their GeForce Now, the cloud streaming services to play games from a remote server on your PC or laptop has over 1 million subscribers at this point. The number is massive considering the fact that it is a relatively new technology that can be adapted only in regions where there is moderately fast internet speeds to stream game titles.
Expanding the Game Lineup
Nvidia further confirmed that while all 1 million gamers are not Founders’ members, some of them have signed up for the free plan while many members have decided to upgrade their account. By paying a monthly fee, you can play hundreds of games by streaming them onto all supported devices and there is no need to own a $500 console or a gaming PC in order to run them. It is considered a big investment for teenage gamers and people who are not willing to spend lots on machines that they may seldom use.
Besides, you have to individually purchase new titles for $60 which is what Nvidia GeForce Now aims to bypass by offering them all at a subscription cost. A similar service by Microsoft is Xbox Game Pass and Xcloud. When combined together, gamers can gain access to hundreds of game titles both big and indie games while being able to play them through virtual Xbox consoles setup in server locations around the world.
The company has promised that there will be 1500 games in the near future which will be added to the GeForce Now service and it will significantly improve the value for money when you sign up for the subscription model. The titles even include a big one like Cyberpunk 2077, made by CD Projekt RED the developers of Witcher 3.
Google Stadia is fumbling at this point but if they could bring in more games, the service might pick up again but they have some tough competition to face against Nvidia and Xbox cloud gaming services.