GeForce NOW enters its second year and is rapidly approaching 10 million members. With this they have new membership offerings coming our way.
First up is a new premium offering, Priority membership, which receives the same benefits as Founders members. These include priority access to gaming sessions, extended session lengths and RTX ON for beautifully ray-traced graphics and DLSS in supported games.
Monthly memberships are available at $9.99 a month. A new annual membership option, at $99.99, provides the best value.
GeForce NOW says it wouldn’t be what it is today without their Founders members. That’s why they are adding the Founders for Life benefit, which continues the special $4.99 introductory rate as long the account is in good standing.
GeForce NOW are working to improve streaming quality, ease of use and to add more games. With the 2.0.28 update currently rolling out to all members in about a week, streaming quality takes the next step.
One of the ways they do this is with a unique adaptive Vsync technology. The feature synchronizes frame rates at 60 or 59.94 Hz server-side to match the display client-side, reducing stutter and latency on supported games. A new adaptive de-jitter technology will enable them to increase bit rates for improved quality over choppy networks, too.
They’re also passionate about making GeForce NOW easier to use, including updates that get members into the game even faster. The first phase of these improvements includes account linking for key games on the platform, coming in the next 1-2 months, as well as updates to game preloading that should cut load times by about half.
Additionally, they’re adding capacity onto the busiest data centres along with new server locations. Next up is Phoenix, Arizona, with their first Canadian data centre, in Montreal, to follow. They expect both to be operational later this year, helping reduce wait times for Priority and Founders members.
GeForce NOW is expanding into new regions. They just launched with a new partner in Turkey, with Saudi Arabia and Australia on the horizon. GeForce NOW Alliance partners operate regional data centres and offer GeForce NOW in local currencies and local language support. That means reduced latency, significantly better ping times and less waiting and you can expect additional GeForce NOW Alliance partners expanding into new territories soon.
In addition to all this fantastic news and improvements we have 7 new games that arrive today;
Do Not Feed the Monkeys (Steam)
Loop Hero (Epic Games Store)
Monopoly Plus (Steam)
Snooker 19 (Steam)
System Shock: Enhanced Edition (Steam)
Wanba Warriors (Steam)