The gamer market is poised to be increasingly mobile and cloud-focused. Technology giants have been banking on cloud platforms, which lessen dependence on both software and hardware. Projects like xCloud, Google Stadia, and Apple Arcade are some examples.
Nvidia, a well-known video card maker that boosts gaming performance, has announced something new. Its GeForce Now platform has reached Android, which has 2 billion active mobile devices.
The announcement was made today (19), and the trend is that, after a trial period, it will be available to users by the end of this year. Until then GeForce Now was only available in beta for PC.
However, the news will indirectly affect users with Shield Android TV, where GeForce Now has been available for years. Opening the platform is a big step in spreading the system created by Nvidia, especially for those who don’t have a PC or console to play with.
In addition to the announcement of GeForce Now for Android, Nvidia has announced a number of enhancements to the platform, such as upgrading GeForce RTX graphics to multiple data centers located between the US (California) and Germany, which in practice means more fluidity in-game. Note that no date has been set for these updates.
Last year Nvidia revamped GeForce Now for Shield TV users, switching from the former standalone GPU platform to an interface that lets you play over 250 games from Steam, UPlay, Battle.net and more. At the time, in beta, the service was not charged.