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Following the arrival of titles from publisher Square Enix on the service last month, Nvidia has now announced two additional companies? libraries will be coming to its GeForce Now service.

Starting this month, Sega and WB Games will be joining the streaming party, with the first title from these new additions?Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed?coming next week. Following that, Sega will be offering up Sonic CD, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episodes 1 & 2, and Alpha Protocol, while WB Games will bring Lego Jurassic World, Shadow of Mordor, and Mad Max, with more titles possible in the future from both.

For those unfamiliar with the service, GeForce Now is Nvidia?s cloud-based streaming game service crafted specifically for the company?s line of Shield devices: Shield Portable, Shield Android TV, and Shield Tablet. For $7.99 a month, subscribers can quickly and easily access games as much as they want from a library of nearly 100 titles, without the needs for any file downloads or worry over patches and hardware specs. However, if they so desire, customers can also fully purchase games, allowing for that particular title to be downloaded and played from a local source versus streamed over the internet.

While other competing streaming game services are also out there, one of the things that makes Nvidia?s GeForce Now stand out is support for 1080p / 60fps, something the company attributes to its ?cloud gaming supercomputer? server tech and hardware h.264 decoders in all Shield devices.

In addition to the new line-up of games just announced, Nvidia also revealed during GDC that it?ll be offering up a new developer platform that?ll help publishers bring more titles to GeForce Now. Using these new tools, companies can automatically run compatibility tests on their games, and if everything checks out, they?ll then be able to self-publish to the service. There will be no cost for the tools, as Nvidia is trying to help grow the library of games the service offers, and will instead work with companies on revenue sharing.

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About Mollie L Patterson

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Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.

Nvidia reveals two new publishers, developer platform for its GeForce Now game streaming service

By Mollie L Patterson | 03/15/2016 01:00 PM PT

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Following the arrival of titles from publisher Square Enix on the service last month, Nvidia has now announced two additional companies? libraries will be coming to its GeForce Now service.

Starting this month, Sega and WB Games will be joining the streaming party, with the first title from these new additions?Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed?coming next week. Following that, Sega will be offering up Sonic CD, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episodes 1 & 2, and Alpha Protocol, while WB Games will bring Lego Jurassic World, Shadow of Mordor, and Mad Max, with more titles possible in the future from both.

For those unfamiliar with the service, GeForce Now is Nvidia?s cloud-based streaming game service crafted specifically for the company?s line of Shield devices: Shield Portable, Shield Android TV, and Shield Tablet. For $7.99 a month, subscribers can quickly and easily access games as much as they want from a library of nearly 100 titles, without the needs for any file downloads or worry over patches and hardware specs. However, if they so desire, customers can also fully purchase games, allowing for that particular title to be downloaded and played from a local source versus streamed over the internet.

While other competing streaming game services are also out there, one of the things that makes Nvidia?s GeForce Now stand out is support for 1080p / 60fps, something the company attributes to its ?cloud gaming supercomputer? server tech and hardware h.264 decoders in all Shield devices.

In addition to the new line-up of games just announced, Nvidia also revealed during GDC that it?ll be offering up a new developer platform that?ll help publishers bring more titles to GeForce Now. Using these new tools, companies can automatically run compatibility tests on their games, and if everything checks out, they?ll then be able to self-publish to the service. There will be no cost for the tools, as Nvidia is trying to help grow the library of games the service offers, and will instead work with companies on revenue sharing.

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About Mollie L Patterson

view all posts

Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.