The console war has a new scenario, and it is none other than Cloud. After decades in which gamers have debated between SEGA or Nintendo and PlayStation or Xbox, everything points to Microsoft, Google and Nvidia wanting to do away with dedicated hardware once and for all and for us to run our video games on their servers via streaming. The new novelty in this market is the 4K streaming coming to all GeForce Now subscribersthus equaling Stadia’s bet and placing itself above Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming.
GeForce Now adds Ultra HD on Windows and macOS
The battle between streaming video game services is served. Google Stadia doesn’t seem to be taking off yet, but Nvidia and Microsoft are taking this market very seriously. This week, Microsoft has resurrected Fortnite bringing the title to Xbox Cloud Gaming for free on iPhone and iPad. Nvidia for its part has struck back increasing the quality of your GeForce Now service up to 4K resolution.
Until now, if you wanted to play GeForce Now in 4K resolution, you had to use an Nvidia Shield TV device. With that dongle, the company assured us that we would have a cloud gaming experience similar to playing with an Nvidia RTX 3080 at home. The rest of the subscribers to this service had to settle for Full HD resolution until now. Nvidia has updated its native applications for Windows and Mac and they already allow you to play 4K and 60FPS on any Windows computer and also with the new ones laptops Apple with family chips M1.
yes, this quality It will only be available in native apps, that is, if we use the official Nvidia launcher. The browser version of GeForce Now will continue to be limited to 1080p as before. Obviously, to be able to enjoy this, you will need a 4K monitor, just as you will have to pay for the GeForce Now RTX 3080 level subscription, which is worth about 19.99 euros per month or 99.99 euros if we get a membership of 6 months, which is equivalent to paying about 16.67 euros each month. Also, with this level, you can play for a maximum of 8 hours a day with a maximum framerate of 120 FPS as long as our device supports this feature.
Increase the family of mobiles compatible with the game at 120 FPS
Nvidia has also announced a list of phones that will have support for game at 1080 and 120hz. The most benefited are those of Samsungincluding the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. These models are in addition to those that already supported this feature: the Galaxy S21, the Galaxy S20 FE and the GalaxyNote 20.
On the other hand, it is also good news for holders of the OnePlus 9 Pro, who will also be able to enjoy the game in the cloud at 120 FPS. This model joins the non-Samsung phones that were already supported: the Asus ROG 5 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro.