Nvidia’s streaming gaming service, GeForce NOW, has announced that it will introduce Fortnite and other games to Apple’s iOS devices via Safari browser. As Apple has always been strict when it comes to allowing services like Google Stadia or Microsoft xCloud on the App Store, the cloud gaming services are trying a different approach through the web. This potential move could make cloud streaming the next best thing.
Nvidia’s GeForce NOW arriving in iOS devices, along with Fortnite
According to Nvidia, the new Safari integration is only available in a beta version, which means there will be some bugs every now and then, and users can access many games in the GeForce library. Keyboard and mouse games are not available, so users will need a gamepad to connect. The company recommends Razer Kishi.
GeForce NOW is available for iOS 14 and above users. The web app has the potential to bring the power of a Windows gaming PC to iOS devices like iPhone or iPad just by streaming it through the Safari browser. This means that players will be able to experience this year’s biggest games, from Destiny 2: Beyond Light to Dauntless, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
As the court battle of Apple vs Epic Games continues, Nividia is working with Epic Games to develop a touch-based version of Fortnite which will run on iOS devices via Safari. Marking the first time that Fortnite gains access after being kicked off back in August. However, there is no said timeline for when this special version of the game will arrive.
To make full use of the GeForce NOW, users will require to own a game to play it through an iOS device, and 1080p and 60 frames per second are available for streaming. There are more than 750 PC games that are fully supported in the web app’s library moreover, Nvidia adds new games frequently.
GeForce NOW offers a free tier that limits users to one-hour gaming sessions and has the potential for waiting in line for a slot to open up. There is also a $4.99/month or $25 for six months, Founder’s Membership that removes these limitations and presents features such as RTX. You can visit the website here.
- Stadia cloud gaming service by Google will arrive on iOS via Safari
- Facebook launches cloud gaming for web and android excluding iOS
- Microsoft xCloud will be available on iPhone and iPad via a website