Nvidia Pushing Geforce Now to Go Mainstream; Dev Program Launched
Nvidia’s Geforce Now has been there in one form or another since 2014, although back then we knew it with the name GRID. However, it looks like the company wants to go mainstream in game streaming services. They are doing so by launching a new developer program.
At this GDC, the company has officially unveiled the new developer program that is essentially going to provide a Apple Store or Google Play Store like platform to the game developers who wish to work with them and use their platform for their games.
In the past there have only been a total of 80 games on GeForce Now, but that is certainly not the quantity that Nvidia wants to maintain.
In a layman’s language, what they are doing is to turn custom one on one agreements with the developers into a standard format of agreements that would stay constant for all.
There is a new developer portal that game developers can go and get registered on as GSN developers. This is where the games will be uploaded and sent for QA process to Nvidia. After that, it will go for streaming rights and direct purchases. On the portal they are welcoming PC, Android and VR based games as well.
About the pricing and profit sharing policy, Nvidia says “we pay on a variable basis, depending on usage. And then there’s the store side, where we pay the kind of industry standard, 70/30 terms on pricing set by the publishers. So [devs] can choose to put their game on either side.”
It will be interesting to see if Nvidia can turn GeForce Now into the main go-to service foor game streaming.
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