Valve has just announced Steam Cloud Play. According to the company, Steam Cloud Play will allow you to play via cloud a select number of games, and is currently in a beta phase. Moreover, Steam Cloud Play supports NVIDIA’s GeForce Now cloud service. This is currently the only Steam Cloud Gaming service that Steam Cloud Play supports. However, Valve may add additional cloud gaming services in the future.
Going into more details, Steam Cloud Play will give Steam users more options on where and how to play their PC games. Contrary to Stadia and similarly to GeForce Now, PC gamers won’t have to buy new copies of their games to play. As we’ve already stated, though, this service supports only a select number of games.
Furthermore, Valve and NVIDIA revealed that developers must manually opt-in the games they wish to make available on the service. As such, you may not find your favorite triple-A games.
Speaking of GeForce NOW, NVIDIA has shared some new details about its service. According to the green team, numerous games will be removed from the service on May 31st.
“Going forward, only the games that are opted in will be available on the service, providing confidence in the GeForce NOW game library. Yet some publishers are still figuring out their cloud strategies. Those that haven’t opted in as of May 31 will be removed.”
You can find the list of games that will no longer be available here.
Lastly, here is how you can enable Steam Cloud Play for your Steam games.
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