NVIDIA's GeForce Now proves your next gaming PC could be in the cloud.
"I was able to play Rainbow Six: Siege and PlayerUnkn own's Battlegrounds on underpowered PCs that sell for $200 to $300" Hmmm interesting
Yeah as long as you pay hourly to play the games.
Eventually the technology will get there and seem like there isn't any input lag when playing games. We are getting a little closer every year. We just need faster internet speeds for this to actually succeed.
As long as internet usage caps, high Ping and throttling are a thing these services will never be viable.
*You* need faster internet speeds. Some of us have enough that we can't notice latency.
The same people probably believe 4k streaming by Netflix/Amazon are just as good as uhd Blu-rays. We're in 2018 and PvP suffers because people still have lousy connections. Now we think we can just magically play high end games at a steady framerate? Okai! I trialed ps now, only game I played was super stardust HD(I have it on all my systems) and I knew how fast paced it gets and the input lag was unbearable with the ps now version. It was definitely playable but it's supposed to be 60fps and it felt like my controller just had constant interference.
You're absolutely right about 4k streaming vs UHD blu-ray, but at the same time you have to acknowledge that most people are actually entirely satisfied by Netflix, so the convenience and price wins out. There is no reason to think games streaming can't reach a level of quality that the average user will be quite satisfied with if paired with convenience and a good price. 1080p60 might hit that mark for a lot of people. I don't think NVidia have the reach to make it big, but when PSNow/Game Pass or another big player like Amazon start offering this quality of experience straight to a TV/console/firestick or whatever that could have quite an impact.
5G networks will be rolling out within the next couple of years, and the latency is supposedly so low that it can be used to perform surgeries remotely. I imagine in ten years cloud based services will begin to replace hardware solutions for many consumers. It's what businesses want anyways. Complete control over how you use their products, while collecting a subscription fee. In 12 years, I imagine Playstation and Xbox will be services people use on their phones, which by then will replace many PCs as well if said cloud processes are reliable. Rest it on a charge pad that automatically projects to a screen. I could be wrong, and there are always niche markets that thrive, but it seems to be the way that things are headed.
Gaming will not move from consoles to phones, you are absolutely crazy
I'm just saying, with the way AI and technology grows, in 15 years the world could be a very different place. I imagine one day soon AI will probably also be able to create any kind of audio, video content procedurally and near instantly based on its owner's likes as well. I'm talking "Alexa, write me a book in the horror genre similar to my interests," or "Build me a game like Dark Souls." The day this becomes possible, what need would there be for people to work in those industries at all? I'm not saying I like it, I just think that technology making human work obsolete is inevitable.
I had the same response when I was telling people before the iPhone 4 came out that those things could replace handheld console games. There are already cloud gaming services available for $9.99 on mobile devices and none of them are named GeForce Now.
I.e. your superpowered phone in 2030 connects to a TV and streams games. Nothing is moving from consoles to phones, he's saying it might all move to a single cloud irrelevant of what type of device streams it.
I dont want to pay a subscription fee or hourly to play games dude neither does most of the gaming population. What companies want is irrelvent what we allow them to get away with is what matters.
If it's convenient enough, people will go to it. There was a time where people laughed at services like Netflix and thought digital music was silly. Granted, there are still markets for physical media, but I guarantee in ten years that gap will close significantly.
If total cost, for the consumer, ends up in favour of these services, I wouldnt mind.
The problem is you will go over your data plans easily
''gaming'' ,.. as the device itself and panels don't have enough lag already
most people dont want to play games this way.
Stop criyng. 5G is coming.
You act like 5g is some how going to change the fact most people have data plans on mobile and home connections now.
Most people have data plans on there Home networks? I haven’t seen one in the UK for a very long time from any of the main ISP.
yea 5g will be a cellular plan and even then they will need to upgrade existing towers. Calling it now - 2018 buzzword for the technology uninformed will be: 5g will be a game changer.
So the cloud power does actually work. Regardless of all those other details... It works.
This would be good, if it weren't for the verizon crony Ajit Pai fucking everything up for the rest of us.
It is the future but it is only a future if internet speeds, connectivity and latency are all greatly improved. My 1 gps is up and down on all 3.
I use the NVIDIA Remote play at home when I am away from the office or TV. It works quite well. Although it is on a local network and not over the internet. Still not preferred though by any means. Looking at 1080p and 60fps vs 1080p and 120fps or better.
ill wait for 1gig internet in my home
There will come a time when the cloud will actually do this (as in replace a high-end PC/ console) but this is hardly what i would call proof. I have 25 Mbps internet speed, and i still had latency issues with cloud-based services ( tho in cloud-s defense, the issues only happened in 15%-20% total play time, give or take).
Instead of running full games would it be possible to just run textures and effects? Base game running from hardware but extra graphics and effects layered right on top?
Probably cool for games that have turn based combat but I can't even imagine playing FPS, fighting games, or even rhythm games with any extra little bit of delay.
Don't lie to people Engadget. It works well, but the latency is very noticeable.
Streaming games will always be an inferior experience to playing them directly on the hardware.
If it's Cloud gaming I know that Sony has this over Nvidia. Remember Sony owned OnLive and gamers had been playing with high end graphics on it for years. Sony actually downgraded the Service. I played Crysis 2 on Max streaming in OnLive. Red Dead Redemption 2 series is always console exclusive. Xbox One X is going to have a good year this year but it will never outpace PS4. PC will always be boss but Nvidia that cannot match Sonys offering in streaming. Sony can change the setting over streaming if they felt like it.
If youre an aussie like me you can already rule this out. Heh.
Nvidia does what the Xbone says it does.
And Now is when I tell Nvidia to fck off. But luckily the net neutrality failure should mostly kill this off.
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