Cloud gaming in Australia and New Zealand has gained a new major supporter, with Pentanet officially launching the NVIDIA GeForce Now service in both countries. Launching today (19 October 2021), this follows approximately a month of beta testing by 20,000 local community members, with 4.7 million minutes and 174,000 gaming sessions conducted over this period.
At launch, players will be able to play over 1,000 games via the streaming service, which ultimately shifts the burden of your ability to enjoy these games performance-wise from your hardware to the quality of your online connection. Connections with Steam, Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Connect, GOG.com are now available – complemented by a library of approximately 100 free-to-play titles.
As of now, players have two membership options: ‘Basic’ and ‘Priority’. With GeForce NOW Powered by Pentanet’s limited-time Founders ‘Priority membership, players will be able to experience RTX-ON enabled gaming and extended play sessions with no delay. In other words, if there is somehow a queue to play GeForce Now, priority members will “always be right at the front” of it.
Basic memberships will be available for a limited time and come with no cost, allowing players to check out a limited version of the service for free to experience some of the power of real-time game streaming. Basic sessions are limited to an hour and do not support RTX features. See them as more of a ‘demo’ than an actual subscription.
For a limited time, ‘Founders Priority’ pricing is available, where users can claim a Priority membership for AU$19.99 per month on a month-to-month subscription or a discounted rate of AU$17.99 per month for a 12-month subscription. These are lifetime prices for users as long as they remain an active subscriber. You can read more about the offer HERE.
Interested? Take a gander at the service by clicking HERE.