Whether you want to experience Cyberpunk 2077 in all its ray-traced glory but don’t quite have the rig to achieve it, or want to play the game on max settings via your laptop or tablet, NVIDIA's GeForce NOW cloud-based gaming service has you covered. Read on to find out how GeForce NOW lets you get the most out of virtually any device.
GeForce NOW delivers real-time gameplay directly to your PC, laptop, or even your phone. No matter the situation, you can still enjoy games that look as good as if you were playing them on the latest hardware. And since your progress saves on the Cloud, you can put your laptop down for lunch and pick up right back where you left off, whether you’re cruising down the neon-lit streets of Cyberpunk 2077's Night City, or conquering the wilds of England in Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
GeForce Now has two membership options - free membership and the Founder's Membership. Here's what you get with each:
GeForce NOW free membership:
- Standard access to games without ray-tracing or DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling)
- One hour gaming sessions before you need to queue again
GeForce NOW Founder's Membership (£4.99 per month)
- Priority access to extended game sessions before needing to queue
- RTX ON for compatible games (ray-tracing and DLSS)
With RTX ON, you'll enjoy compatible games like Cyberpunk 2077 at their most realistic and engaging thanks to ray-tracing and DLSS. Ray-tracing is the most significant advancement in video game graphics in years, offering immensely realistic lighting and shadows, detailed reflections of surfaces like glass and puddles, and deeper immersion in video game worlds. DLSS is a technology specific to RTX ON which uses AI algorithms to increase your framerate in games with super intensive graphical workloads, meaning you can crank up the settings without your game turning into a slideshow.
With a vibrant and futuristic world like Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City, ray-tracing makes a huge difference. See for yourselves with these Cyberpunk 2077 screenshots:
You can see ray-traced diffuse illumination in the above image, capturing sky radiance and realistically lighting Night City with the light from the sun and the moon. Ray-traced diffuse illumination, when enabled, is also active in illuminated objects like billboards and neon signs. These objects brighten their surroundings, like a neon sign splashing colour across the wall on which it's hanging.
Cyberpunk 2077 also supports ray-traced reflections. Applied on every surface in the game, they can trace ranges for up to several miles, offering hyper-realistic reflections across massive distances. Look at how light reflects across the slick surface of rain-soaked concrete in the above picture.
Finally, there are ray-traced shadows. These allow CD Projekt Red’s developers to create directional shadows from the sun or the moon that differ based on the strength of the light, or whether there's cloud cover.
Normally, you'd need a compatible (and expensive) setup including a NVIDIA GeForce GPU on a PC or gaming laptop to get visuals like these. But, with a GeForce NOW Founder's membership you can get a top-quality experience regardless of your rig. If your hardware is in need of an update, you can hold off on splashing out on a new desktop setup. GeForce NOW even lets you take your PC game with you, so you can play at max settings on your laptop or even on that new Windows tablet.
So don’t worry about keeping up with the latest gaming tech, or fret that your laptop might be reaching the end of its lifespan. With NVIDIA, there’s always a way to get the best experience out of the best games. The future is NOW.