Nvidia revealed that its competing GeForce Now streaming service will be coming to Android before the next Stadia Connect livestream where Google will announce more games. It’ll be “available later this year,” like Stadia.
GeForce Now is Nvidia’s assumption of cloud gaming with the business taking advantage of its GPU experience— Google uses AMD custom chips. Offering more than 1,000 games, the company’s service this year marks 30 million hours of gameplay.
Nvidia revealed today that GeForce Now is coming through a new mobile app to Android devices. It will be launched in beta for the first time, with “flagship devices from LG and Samsung” being announced today. Unfortunately, there was no timeframe for the business beyond “later this year.”
In November, the first devices to support Stadia will be the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and probably Pixel 4. Nvidia could profit from the wider original accessibility and could partner with producers and carriers of telephones.
A Bluetooth gamepad will be needed logistically because “some games will be unplayable on an Android phone without a gamepad.” Nvidia made some suggestions, including its own first-party accessory:
Google advises using the Stadia Controller for the lowest latency gameplay, but previously this year also showed the Pixel 3 in a gamepad.
GeForce Now is officially launching a public beta for Mac, PC, and Shield TV, “out of beta in the coming months.” Nvidia also announced its rollout of GeForce RTX servers for “next-generation cloud gaming.”
In light of both Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud, Nvidia ended today’s blog post by promising “big announcements coming later this year.”