As you may already know, GeForce NOW is NVIDIA’s cloud-based game streaming service, delivering real-time gameplay straight from the cloud to your laptop, desktop, Mac, SHIELD TV, or Android device. You can connect to your store accounts and stream your own library of games, or play your favorite free-to-play games. With cloud saves for supported games, you can pick up your game where you left off, on any supported device, wherever you are.
NVIDIA recently announced in a press release that the GeForce NOW Alliance is expanding into new territories, and the company plans to extend this service to Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey later this year.
The company has worked closely with telecommunication providers to ensure that this streaming service will work properly when it gets implemented in future. This will give more gamers a chance to play their favorite games in the cloud.
Turkcell, Zain KSA and Pentanet are the latest telcos to join the GeForce NOW Alliance. The newest GeForce NOW Alliance members join a growing group of telecommunications experts that includes SoftBank, KDDI, LG Uplus, Taiwan Mobile and GFN.RU.
Nvidia however couldn’t offer a timeline beyond “later this year”.
NVIDIA stated that: “It also offers an opportunity for the world’s leading telecommunications firms to deliver high-quality, low-latency PC gaming to nearly any device from the cloud. These partners form the GeForce NOW Alliance, a partnership of operators using RTX Servers and NVIDIA cloud-gaming software to expand and improve cloud gaming globally.”
In case you didn’t know, the GeForce NOW game streaming service also brings real-time ray tracing/RTX to some of the biggest games in the market to underpowered PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, Android and iOS devices. You can access a wide range of games from almost any device and play them with RTX enabled.
NVIDIA explains: “By placing NVIDIA RTX Servers on the edge, GeForce NOW Alliance partners deliver even lower latency gaming experiences. And this gives partners an opportunity to show the value of their broadband and 5G infrastructure to customers”.
Founded by a group of avid gamers, Pentanet has built Perth, Australia’s largest and fastest-growing fixed wireless network, delivering high-bandwidth internet services to the Perth metro area as well as fiber throughout Western Australia. Australian gamers can look forward to PC gaming on nearly any device later this year.
Bringing cloud gaming to Turkey, in collaboration with their new gaming platform, Turkcell recently announced GeForce NOW Powered by GAMEPLUS. Gamers who want to get a leg up can visit the GAME+ page to pre-register.
Zain KSA, the leading 5G telecom operator in Saudi Arabia, is nearing a formal launch of its GeForce NOW service. The launch will bring GeForce NOW into the country for the first time.
Lastly, Nvidia adds that it is looking into expanding the GeForce NOW service to other regions as well.
“Stay tuned as we work with additional partners to bring cloud gaming to new regions throughout 2021 and beyond.”
As the official blog reads:
“Gamers get more games, in more places, faster. Ericsson recently published their 2020 mobility report, noting, “5G population coverage is estimated to reach 15 percent, equivalent to over 1 billion people.” Meanwhile, DFC Intelligence reports, “there are now over 3 billion video game consumers around the world.”
Cloud gaming is at the intersection of these two trends. And GeForce NOW is the world’s leading cloud-gaming platform for PC gamers, offering hundreds of games from NVIDIA’s own data centers in North America and Europe.
The service brings real-time ray tracing to today’s biggest blockbusters to underpowered PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, Android and iOS devices.
It also offers an opportunity for the world’s leading telecommunications firms to deliver high-quality, low-latency PC gaming to nearly any device from the cloud. These partners form the GeForce NOW Alliance, a partnership of operators using RTX Servers and NVIDIA cloud-gaming software to expand and improve cloud gaming globally.
It’s our commitment to deliver the best cloud-gaming experience around the world.”
Stay tuned for more!