Cloud gaming is definitely the future. There is only so much hardware improvements we may see with consoles and other gaming peripherals. Also, there is the idea that one cannot take these items along with them when they travel. This gave birth to cloud gaming and we saw systems like NVIDIA GeForce Now, Google’s Stadia, and a couple more. For a while now, people have been expecting Steam’s online service but there wasn’t much traction in that department. In an article on WCCFTECH though, things are looking up in this front. According to an article on the webpage, Steam has launched its service for the development partners.
Steam Cloud Play & GeForce Now
Born in the development house of Valve, the Steam Cloud Play has been unveiled today. It brings along an interesting partnership too. The service is partnering up with NVIDIA’s GeForce Now. They would be adding more services in the future but right now, this is the one they start off with. In the article, they claim that Steam Cloud Play is set to act as a bridge between these services, allowing for an all-access service, under one banner.
Quoting the announcement of the service, the company claimed that the service is currently in beta. Therefore there are a limited number of games available for the service and that as more features are added to the platform, more games would be added too. GeForce Now would allow users to access their games, which they have opted for in the service, to play across the platform. They say that as more services add, there would be better cohesion between them, better integration. Quoting the article:
These cloud services enable Steam users to play their Steam library in the cloud, one game at a time, like they can on their local PC. Developers must manually opt-in the games they wish to make available on GeForce NOW.