During a presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, NVIDIA announced its cloud gaming service, the GeForce NOW. Basically, the service will allow the most modern games to run on PCs and Macs that do not have the hardware powerful enough to do so.
GeForce NOW for MAC and PC! You'll have a Pascal-powered PC in the cloud, able to run all your games with amazing performance. # CES2017 pic.twitter.com/eZaJWD1Yow
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GeForce NOW for Mac and PC! You will have a PC with Pascal technology in the cloud, capable of running all your games with incredible performance. # CES2017
The company's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, said during the keynote presentation that approximately 1 billion PC users are unable to run the most modern games just because their machines do not support more powerful graphics cards.
Perhaps when reading ?games via streaming?You remember OnLive, which may not have spread so much due to the lack of titles present in the service. However, GeForce NOW supports the Steam, Uplay and Origin platforms, and can offer many (many!) Titles to its subscribers.
In addition to the service providing games for machines that are not so big, which is already good, the titles will not need local installation; all stay in the cloud, in charge of NVIDIA. This novelty comes as a refreshment mainly for Mac users (uhul!) that apparently will be able to play titles that are not yet available on macOS. This was pointed out by The Verge, who noticed that the gameplay of the game ?Rise of the Tomb Raider? ran on an iMac, and currently the title is only available for Windows.
GeForce NOW for * any * PC and Mac will be available in March starting at US $ 25, which includes 20 hours of gameplay for those with a PC with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or 10 hours for those with GTX 1080.