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Nvidia to launch GRID game streaming in May
Nvidia has just unveiled details about its upcoming GRID game streaming service, which will offer AAA titles at up to 1080p 60fps over your internet connection. The company has dubbed it the “Netflix of games” and the platform will launch with more than 50 games in its catalogue.
GRID will operate with two different subscription options, a basic package and a “premium” tier, which doesn’t have a price yet. A decent internet connection is a requirement to stream games without lag, as Nvidia has targeted a reasonably low latency of 150ms between the user and its servers.
Nvidia demoed a handful of games reportedly streaming from its servers. Some big names already running on the streaming platform include Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Resident Evil: Revelations 2. GRID will be used to bring all of these titles, and more, to Nvidia’s newly announced Shield 4K gaming console. Visual quality seems marginally lower than playing the game directly on a PC or console, but it holds up very well overall and some level of video compression is expected in order to keep latency low enough.
Nvidia has been promising this technology for a quite a while, but the streaming service is now scheduled to launch in May, alongside the Shield 4K. You can already check out the list of launch titles on Nvidia’s GRID website.