Ubisoft and NVIDIA have joined forces to bring some of the French publishers biggest recent titles to NVIDIA’s streaming service, GeForce NOW.
Chris Early, Vice President, Digital Publishing at Ubisoft said
Ubisoft is pleased to stream our award-winning games on SHIELD with GeForce NOW. We’re impressed by the performance of NVIDIA’s new Pascal-powered service and the streaming quality that it will deliver for our new releases in 2017, such as For Honor as well as our deep catalog of games.
Streaming from GeForce NOW to the NVIDIA Shield, PC or Mac allows you to play games usually beyond your specs or OS from powerful hardware. The cloud-based machines run GTX 1060 or GTX 1080 Pascal GPU’s and stream the feed to your device.
The service has been available to NVIDIA Shield owners for a while but now it is expanding its availability. Using it on PC or Mac has pricing start at $25 for 20 hours of play on a GTX 1060 machine or 10 hours of play on a GTX 1080 machine. That pricing may be cost prohibitive for mass adoption, especially since you need to own the game and have an Internet connection fast enough and without data cap limits to handle it.
Usually, you are required to own the game you want to play but in a deal with Ubisoft, if you link your uPlay account and GeForce NOW account you will be able to play all the games in your uPlay library.
To start with, Ubisoft is bringing the following games to the streaming service with the following titles:
- Assassin’s Creed
- Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
- Tom Clancy’s The Division
- Watch_Dogs 2
- For Honor
- The Crew
- Far Cry Primal
Ubisoft is planning to add more games to the GeForce NOW service over time.
For more on NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW service, head over to the official website and sign up for Early Access which begins in March 2017 starting in the US.
One thing to note from the CES 2017 presentation above is that when Rise of the Tomb Raider is playing, the audio appears to start having troubles with proper playback. It is difficult to tell if it was a problem with compression of the service or an issue when the video was uploaded to YouTube.
NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW supports Steam, Origin, GoG and Battle.net and now uPlay as well as games like League of Legends and World of Tanks.