This was a productive week of news in the cloud gaming world. Let's take a look through at all that has happened this past week.
GeForce NOW News
GeForce NOW announced more support in conjunction with GOG.com. They tease more events coming in the future as well. 9 games landed on the service:
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales (GOG.com)
The Witcher Adventure Game (GOG.com)
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition (GOG.com)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition (GOG.com)
Stronghold: Warlords (new release on Steam)
Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 4 (day-and-date release on Steam, March 11)
Pascal’s Wager: Definitive Edition (day-and-date release on Steam, March 12)
Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic (Steam)
Shadow PC News
Through such uncertain times, Shadow came out with a list of features they are working on to improve the service.
The infamous dual-screen experience is getting closer to the Beta stage. Soon, you’ll be able to use two monitors and move applications from one screen to another in the same Shadow instance for both desktop and iOS.
In regards to iOS, the iOS version is evolving quite a bit and they are adding numerous features that are currently only present in the desktop version.
Another long-sought-after feature is often just referred to as “4:4:4”.
With this, you’ll be able to stream Shadow using 4:4:4 colour subsampling, improving your Shadow’s colour information and accuracy. This is very important for rendering text and graphics, especially if you’re using Shadow for graphic design, office automation, bureautic activities, or other similar activities. If you have ever had trouble reading red on Shadow this should improve it. 4:4:4 is still in the development stage and has yet to reach Alpha.
Shadow continues to ramp up development and support for the Android client, most notably with the most recent release of Version 3.6.
In addition to a large number of improvements like new settings, feature parity compared to desktop, and better support for Android TV, the Android application now works on Chromebooks. Furthermore, they have been working on better compatibility with Gamepads for the Chromebook.
One piece of speculative news arose this week regarding a possible takeover of Shadow from Octave Klaba. Apparently the founder of OVH, the European leader in cloud services, wants to take over Blade. But it seems he wants to make a competitor to Office 365 rather than carry on the service as we know it today. We will watch this story closely and bring you any solid developments as they come.
Boosteroid added Forza Horizon 4 to their library this week. You can pick up the standard edition on steam for £54.99 and play via the browser or the windows beta app.
Amazon Luna News
Another quiet week in the world of Amazon Luna. They added Team Sonic Racing to their library of games and you can now play Far Cry 2 via Uplay+ on Luna. Make sure and check out Ace’s stream of Team Sonic Racing on our Twitch and Facebook channels from Friday night if you haven’t already.
A whopping 17 Bethesda games landed on Microsoft’s Xcloud service on Friday after their deal was finalised. Here’s the run dow;
Dishonored Definitive Edition
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Evil Within
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
This week Stadia announced the arrival of Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 4 & Crayta has an update where you can pick up the Alien Conspiracy Battle Pass, containing 100 levels of outfits and other great cosmetics.
Watchdogs: Legion Online arrived this week and after all the shenanigans earlier in the year Terraria has a release date of March 18th for the platform.
2 games were announced as coming soon to Stadia this week. Unfortunately no dates confirmed as yet but we will see Blue Fire & Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince arrive at some point so stay tuned to the channel as we will bring it to you as soon as we know.
We caught news of the Google Stadia “Play Anywhere” Game Jam, a week-long jam focused on a group of diverse and inclusive developers creating playful local Stadia experiences. It kicks off March 14th.
About 40 Unity developers from around the United States will work together in 10 teams of mostly four to craft engaging couch co-op and competitive