GFN Thursday is back and this week we have 2 fantastic games that were showcased during E3 coming to GeForce NOW in August and October. One of which is in closed beta and you can check it out right now if you pre purchased.
The PC and Mac clients have updates which we will run down in this article and a further 10 games are being onboarded this week.
Games Coming Soon to GeForce NOW
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Take on the roll of Starlord and protect the "flarkin" galaxy from a chain of catastrophic events that you set off. Soar the cosmos, battle enemies of the galaxy with the gang of misfits, your trusty element blaster and jet boots.
There are RPG elements to the game in which your decisions will range from light hearted to unexpected as the journey unfolds. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was unveiled during Square Enix E3 event and the game is coming to GFN day and date, October 26.
Humankind - The future of Humankind is in your hands come August 17. If you have pre-ordered, you can play the closed beta on GFN right now until June 21.
Create your own civilization by combining 60 historical cultures from the Ancient to the Modern Age. Each culture brings its special gameplay layer, leading to near-endless outcomes.
Face historical events, take impactful moral decisions, and make scientific breakthroughs. Discover the natural wonders of the world or build the remarkable creations of humankind.
GeForce NOW Update 2.0.31
For all the Sal the Statisticians out there, our latest release adds statistics, which are available in-game for our native app using Ctrl+G on Windows or Cmd+G on macOS.
You will see a new option near the bottom of the option window called Statistics, with a button you can use to toggle them on or off. You can also use Ctrl+N on Windows or Cmd+N on macOS to do this.
Once this option is activated, you will see the compact statistics that provide a snapshot of your current stream performance.
You can customize what this window displays. To do so, open the in-game overlay when streaming and go to Settings > Heads up display > Statistics. There you can change the window’s position, or turn on Standard mode to see even more data about your network and current stream.
Quality of Service Improvements
Did you miss the F11 key when playing from a Chrome Browser? Well, we are happy to report it’s available again for games that require it. Note: F11 will not work in game if you have used F11 to enter full screen mode.
Make sure you have started the game by clicking “Continue to Game” after launching the game from our web app.
If you are on macOS, F11 currently shows the desktop, so you will need to remap that macOS hotkey to use it in-game.
Don’t blink or you will miss our splash screen, which now displays a GeForce NOW logo and a cool background as the app loads.
We improved our game launch progress indicator, which was not as smooth as it should have been recently. Nothing that a little grease can’t fix!
Our marque and app layout loads more smoothly, too.
We added additional keyboard layouts for our Chrome browser app so that it matches the native Windows and macOS apps:
> Windows: "bg-BG", "he-IL", "hr-HR", "nl-NL", "sk-SK", "sr-Latn-CS", "ru-RU", "zh-CN", "ja-106", "ko-KR", "zh-TW", "ja-JP"
> macOS: "m-fi", "m-ru", "m-ja-106", "ko-KR"
Native Keyboard IME for Japanese, Korean, and Traditional Chinese
As GeForce NOW expands to more countries, we need to make it easier for our international members to enter localized text in login or chat windows in-game.
Therefore, we have added the ability to select your own Input Method Editor (IME) to the native Windows, macOS, and Chrome browser apps, , which may already be installed and configured on your device. An example would be Windows’ Korean IME, which is enabled through Windows settings.
If you are using macOS, check out these Apple support articles for enabling Korean Hangul IME or Japanese IME.
Like many of our features, the IME editors can be accessed from the in-game overlay - Ctrl+G on Windows or Cmd+G on macOS - which will open a dialog box you can use to input text.
Please let us know if you find this new capability useful via GeForce NOW’s in-app feedback options.
Clicking the “Connect” button on the “Reconnect Account” dialog box will now open the Epic Account Login browser window
The “Connect your store account” tile is now in the correct settings location for members that use Arabic.
You will no longer be directed to the NVIDIA landing page with the green checkbox, indicating success, after receiving denied permissions during linking of your Epic Account.
If you change your Server Location it will now switch for a game launch without requiring a website refresh.
Highlights now works properly with Fortnite with Epic Account linked
10 Games Join the GeForce NOW Library
Overcooked! 2 (Free on Epic Games Store until June 24)
Roguebook (day-and-date release on Steam, June 17)
Panzer Corps 2 (Epic Games Store)
Sword and Fairy (Steam)
Sword and Fairy 2 (Steam)
The Universim (Steam)
World of Warships (Epic Games Store)
Legends of GeForce NOW
Don't forget you have until June 24 to enter the competition, check out the video below for all the details or head to: https://gfnlegends.com/
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