Nvidia’s free GeForce Now tier will soon include ads

Soon, free GeForce Now users will face “up to two minutes” of video ads per hour of gameplay

Nvidia’s Free GeForce Now tier is about to get a lot less appealing, as Nvidia are about to bring ads to the service. Thankfully, these ads will only impact users of GeForce Now’s free tier, and ads should not appear during gameplay.

GeForce Now is Nvidia’s PC game streaming service. The service allows PC gamers to play PC games across a range of devices using a cloud-based Nvidia GeForce PC. This allows gamers to access PC games without owning a gaming PC, and without needing to download any games. Currently, over 1,500 PC games are accessible though GeForce Now.

GeForce Now Priority and Ultimate subscribers will never see ads. Free tier users will start seeing “up to two minutes” of ads when queuing to start their gaming session. Currently, GeForce Now’s free tier allows gamers have play sessions of up to 1 hour. This means that free users will see up to two minutes of ads per hour of gameplay.

Nvidia plans to bring ads to their free game streaming service on March 5th. Nvidia expects this change to result in reduced wait average times for free users, and reduce the cost of running GeForce Now’s free tier.

Paid GeForce Now users gain access to more powerful gaming servers, the ability to turn on ray tracing in supported PC games, and longer play session lengths. With GeForce Now’s Ultimate tier, gamers can access an RTX 4080 GPU in the cloud, stream at up to 4K 120 FPS, and utilise G-Sync on compatible systems.

You can join the discussion on Nvidia’s changes to GeForce Now on the OC3D Forums.

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