Nvidia has announced that it will bring the GeForce Now game streaming service to iOS. Interestingly, however, it isn’t bringing the service through the App Store because it doesn’t adhere to Apple’s guidelines. Instead, the company has chosen to use Safari to extend the service to its users on iOS.
For now, the service is being launched as a beta, so there may be some bugs here and there. However, in terms of functionality, the company pretty much promises everything with most Bluetooth controllers expected to work with the service, including the DualShock 4 and Xbox One pads. For now, the company hasn’t tested the DualSense or Xbox Series controllers, however, it says the latter should work as it’s only slightly different from the Xbox One controller.
But while all of these controllers should work, the company hasn’t been able to get the mouse and keyboard to work with the service. Explaining the reason for this, Phil Eisler, general manager of GeForce Now, said: “At the moment, with the way WebRTC works via the browser, we are unable to make the mouse functional. So you have to play with a gamepad. “
Therefore, games designed to work with a mouse and keyboard will not be available in Safari. But aside from that, pretty much the entire library is available to users on iOS who access the service via the Safari browser, including Fortnite. However, NVIDIA said the game will not be available from the start as the company is working on a special version for touch-friendly gaming.
“Together with the fantastic team of Epic Games, we are working to enable a touch-friendly version of Fortnite, which will delay the availability of the game. Although the GeForce NOW library can best be used on mobile devices with a gamepad, touch is how over 100 million Fortnite players built, fought and danced to Victory Royale, “Eisler explained in the post of blog.
For now, there are more than 750 PC games now Game Ready on GeForce Now, with weekly additions continuing to expand the library. Nvidia has announced that the service will link to GOG soon, giving members access to even more games in their library. The first GOG.com games the company plans to support are CD PROJEKT RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
For now, the game streaming service is being launched as a beta for iOS users. In the future, it will host games including Fortnite and Cyberpunk 2077.
- Nvidia is bringing GeForce Now to iOS via Safari.
- The game streaming service will bring games like Fortnite with it.
- It will also bring Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 in the coming months.