GeForce Now's Subscription Fee is Going up For no Real Reason

03/18/2021 - 10:07 | By: Patrick Perrault
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GeForce Now is going up from $4.99 a month to $9.99 a month as the Founders option is being phased out for a new Priority membership. The service itself has been doing well up until now, as it is "rapidly approaching 10 million members", which is good for any kind of new network. So I guess that means that it's time to double the price per month? I guess so, which is pretty lame. At least the current Founders will be able to continue their $4.99 a month as long as their account is in "good standing", which is nice. The Priority membership has the same benefits as Founders members. This includes priority access to gaming sessions, extended session lengths, and RTX ON for ray-traced graphics and DLSS-supported titles.

Over the past year, GeForce Now has done pretty well for itself. They support day-and-date launches now as they did with Cyberpunk 2077, the game library now has over 800 games, and there are new data centers that have been opened, giving Nvidia more than 20 around the world. 

New updates include adaptive Vsync technology that will synchronize frame rates at 60 or 59.94 Hz server-side to match the display client-side. This will reduce stutter and latency on supported games, and it will enable Nvidia to increase bit rates for improved quality over networks that aren't the greatest. There should also be some updates to game preloading so loading times should be cut in half, which is good. Loading times are bad enough already, and when you can't upgrade your storage to alleviate loading times I can imagine that a slow loading time over GeForce Now would be incredibly painful.

For the full announcement, be sure to go here.

What do you think of this news? Are you a Founder? What do you think of the price raise? Let us know in the comments!


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