PC gaming is exploding. The year over year results have been absolutely incredible. If there is one barrier to entering the PC gaming market, its the overall cost of the rigs you need. A solid gaming rig can run you a hefty sum of money if you're not careful. NVIDIA hopes to solve some of the prospective PC gamer woes by bringing their GeForce Now service to PC's and Mac this year.
The service isn't cheap, at $25 for 20 hours of gameplay (thats just one of the plans revealed at the announcement) but it will allow users to load up Steam, Origin, UPlay, or other PC game providers. They can then purchase games directly from the distributor and run that game off of NVIDIA's GRID servers through GeForce Now. The result? A set up that looks pretty stellar and similar to running games on the local machine.
Doing the math, if you only played 2 hours a day, you're spending $912 a year for NVIDIA GeForce Now. That doesn't include the cost of games. Still, if you're a casual gamer or want to test the waters of PC gaming, this might be the best way to go about it.
Few other details were given at the announcement, but we hope to see some more information emerge soon so we can bring it to you.
Again, NVIDIA GeForce Now will launch in March 2017 for both PC and Mac.