If you want to be able to play your favorite Steam games without having the headache of trying to build the best PC possible, then cloud streaming is the way to go. One of the most popular options comes from NVIDIA with its GeForce Now game streaming service, which is now in its second year of operation. The service currently boasts nearly 10 million members, with new subscribers joining all of the time.
To help celebrate its second birthday, NVIDIA has announced a new premium subscription, called Priority membership. Priority subscribers receive all of the same benefits as those who signed up for the Founders membership. The benefits of that include the following:
- Priority Access to Gaming Servers
- Extended Session Length
- RTX ON
All of this can be had for either $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. The better deal is obviously the yearly subscription as you will save $20, and won’t have to wait around in line to play something like Cyberpunk 2077 or any of the other compatible games in GeForce Now’s vast library.
If you’re a current Founders Member and are concerned that your rates will jump up to the new $9.99 Priority tier, have no fear. Those who are currently subscribed to GeForce Now with a Founders membership are locked into the $4.99 pricing tier with Founders for Life. As long as your account remains in good standing, your pricing will not be increased. But you won’t be able to cancel the subscription and come back to the reduced amount, and instead will have to sign up for the newly-introduced Priority tier.
Speaking of games, NVIDIA has also announced that version 2.0.28 of the GeForce Now app is rolling out to all members and will be available for everyone within the next week. This will bring quite a few improvements to the streaming service, including a new ‘adaptive Vsync technology’. This synchronizes the frame rate at either 60Hz or 59.94Hz on the server in order to match the display being used by the players. The goal of this is to reduce any stutter or latency issues that you may come across.
NVIDIA is also adding several new server locations, which aim to be up and running later this year, and will reduce any waiting times for Priority and Founders subscribers. The company did share that these two server locations will be in Phoenix, Arizona and Montreal, which marks the first GeForce Now data center to come to Canada.
Finally, a total of seven games have been added to GeForce Now’s already-impressive lineup of supported games. Here are the games that have been added with version 2.0.28:
- Do Not Feed the Monkeys (Steam)
- GoNNER (Steam)
- Loop Hero (Epic Games Store)
- Monopoly Plus (Steam)
- Snooker 19 (Steam)
- System Shock: Enhanced Edition (Steam)
- Wanba Warriors (Steam)
If you want to sign up for GeForce Now and see what all of this is about, hit the link here to get started.