Full Stream Ahead: PC Community Rallies Behind GeForce NOW

More than 100 game makers, including Ubisoft, Epic, Bungie and Bandai Namco streaming on GeForce NOW.
by Phil Eisler

The GeForce NOW game-streaming service gives gamers a world-class GeForce PC gaming experience – low latency and beautiful ray traced graphics – on nearly any device. As the number of registered gamers grows by the millions, our catalog of instantly playable games continues to evolve.

Gaining access to this growing base of new PC gamers, without adding development work, is why top publishers and developers like Ubisoft, Epic, Bungie and Bandai Namco are among the hundreds that have committed to streaming their games on GeForce NOW.

We’ve used GeForce NOW’s extended trial period as an opportunity to refine our library, with developers and publishers affirming their commitment to GeForce NOW.  While some are still evaluating their cloud strategy, most are incredibly supportive. Thirty of the top 40 most-played games on Steam already stream on GeForce NOW. And we’re working to bring over 1,500 more games to the service.

“Ubisoft Fully Supports GeForce NOW”

Many of Ubisoft’s catalog of AAA franchises, available both on Uplay and other supported game stores, are already streaming with GeForce NOW. With their support, we’re excited to announce that we’re adding the complete Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry series, starting today. More Ubisoft games will arrive in the coming weeks.

“Ubisoft fully supports NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW with complete access to our PC games from the Ubisoft Store or any supported game stores,” said Chris Early, senior vice president partnerships at Ubisoft. “We believe it’s a leading-edge service that gives current and new PC players a high-end experience with more choice in how and where they play their favorite games.”

One of the most popular games on the service is Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. It appears alongside a variety of games from many of Ubisoft’s top franchises: Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, Tom Clancy’s The Division and Watch Dogs.

The GeForce NOW Game Library Evolves

As we prepare for commercial service in June, we’ll be adding and removing games through the end of May.

Behind the scenes, we’re working with digital game stores so publishers can tag their games for streaming on GeForce NOW, right when they publish a game. This will help us bring more games to the library, quicker, as well as provide a more stable catalog.

We’re transitioning as many games to GeForce NOW as possible over this time. For those leaving, we’ll give gamers as much notice as possible. Games from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, XBOX Game Studios, Codemasters and Klei Entertainment will be removed from the service on Friday, April 24. We hope they’ll return in the future.

In the meantime, look for Game Ready on GeForce NOW releases every Thursday, including larger batches throughout April and May.

The Top PC Games, Streaming on GeForce NOW

We’ve worked with hundreds of publishers who’ve committed to enabling their games for streaming on GeForce NOW. Those games include some of the most-played games on Steam, including Destiny 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearts of Iron IV, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, Rust, Warframe and Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem.

“We’re already seeing a lot of our existing players take advantage of GeForce NOW to stream Destiny 2 so they can play anytime, anywhere with their friends,” said Gary Clay, director of Product Management at Bungie. “With Destiny 2 now free to play, we’re excited to partner with NVIDIA to introduce even more players — even those who previously couldn’t hit min spec — to our growing community of Guardians.”

Many publishers see GeForce NOW as a way to bring in new gamers while allowing current players to continue enjoying their favorite games.

“From Darks Souls III to Tekken 7, we’re seeing an increase in gamers that we can attribute to GeForce NOW,” said Katsuhiro Harada, executive producer at Bandai Namco. “The service is a great way for new players to experience our upcoming games, and for our existing players to continue enjoying them.”

We remain committed to bringing the best of PC games to GeForce NOW. There are already a ton of great games from amazing developers. Over time, more developers who share our vision to expand PC gaming for everyone will join us.