This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
KDDI and Okinawa Cellular announced on July 21 that they will start offering the cloud gaming service ‘GeForce NOW Powered by au’ on September 24. The service will be available to au users only on July 21 on a free trial basis. After the full-scale launch on September 24, it will be available to non-au users for 1800 yen per month. In addition, after completing the registration, you can use the service for one month for free.
GeForce NOW is a service that runs and streams data processing related to gameplay on the server side. Therefore, even if your PC, tablet, or smartphone does not have high performance graphics and memory, you can still play heavy games.
A major feature of GeForce NOW is the ability to connect with digital stores on other services to bring in your purchased PC games and play them with your saved data. Supported stores are Steam, Epic Games Store, and Ubisoft Store. The service is already available in North America and Europe, and in Japan, SoftBank has been officially offering the service in Japan since June 10.
The services and prices of GeForce NOW itself, provided by KDDI and SoftBank, are the same, and the only point of differentiation at present is the communication environment. However, according to a KDDI representative, they are considering some benefits for au users for the official launch on September 24.
Also, since GeForce NOW is a service that is part of KDDI's 5G strategy, KDDI will listen to user's voice and consider cooperation with other services and synergy effects as 5G spreads.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.