GFN Thursday Celebrates Gamescom 2021 with ‘Dying Light 2’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Announcement

Two of this year’s biggest games will stream from the cloud day-and-date, plus 11 games joining this week.
by GeForce NOW Community

Congratulations. You’ve made it to another awesome GFN Thursday.

This year’s Gamescom was full of announcements for GeForce NOW. We’ve got all of the exciting updates for the future of Dying Light 2: Stay Human streaming on GeForce NOW upon release later this year, as well as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy coming with support for RTX ON for Founders and Priority members.

On top of that, 11 additional games join the GeForce NOW library this week, including King’s Bounty II.

Enter the Dark Ages With Dying Light 2

The virus won. Humanity has fallen. Gamescom 2021 brings the announcement that Techland’s Dying Light 2: Stay Human is coming to GeForce NOW with RTX ON.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human features a dynamic day-night cycle. Using ray tracing, Techland can accurately update the appearance of the world every second, delivering unprecedented image quality. Founders and Priority members will experience incredible bounced lighting to every area of the world, ray-traced shadows with pixel-perfect detail update accordingly, and ray-traced reflections add dynamic detail to suitably-reflective surfaces throughout The City — even on lower-powered devices.

You’ll use your agility and combat skills to survive, but you won’t need to upgrade your PC thanks to the cloud.

Explore a vast and open world with different paths, locations and hidden passages. Wait for night to venture into dark hideouts of the Infected while they’re on the hunt. Master parkour, trap-building and weapon crafting to defeat enemies in creative and brutal combat, and band together with up to four players to survive. GeForce NOW members can experience the world of Dying Light 2 exactly as Techland intended, even if they don’t meet the minimum system requirements.

“From the very beginning, we liked the idea, that thanks to GeForce NOW, more players will experience the results of our work and the expanding world of Dying Light 2,” said Tomasz Szałkowski, rendering director at Techland. “Thanks to these solutions, more players will be able to come together across their devices in the fight to stay human.”

Take a bite out of Dying Light 2: Stay Human later this year, with both the Steam and Epic Games Store versions streaming GeForce NOW  when the game releases.

Saving the Galaxy With Gorgeous Lighting

Gamescom 2021 brings news that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will launch on Oct. 26 with support for RTX ON for Founders and Priority members.

Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.

As a Founders or Priority member, each world you explore will be rendered at cinematic quality with ray-traced reflections across nearly all of your devices.

“Thanks to GeForce NOW, everyone can play Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, with real-time ray tracing lighting every environment and experience this original story and its edgy aesthetic with high performances,” said Olivier Proulx, senior producer at Eidos-Montréal.

Keep an eye out for a first look at RTX in action that will be shared soon. Be sure to add Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy to your Steam or Epic Games Store wishlist so you’re all set for launch on Oct. 26.

Play for Today

King's Bounty II on GeForce NOW
Be the kingdom’s last hope and live out a new adventure in King’s Bounty II.

On top of all of the fantastic gaming news, there’s a whole new set of games, including King’s Bounty II, joining the GeForce NOW library this week.

With all of these fantastic new games, we’ve got a question for you: