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GeForce NOW Adds 4 New Titles This Week, Brings 'Fortnite' To iOS And Android Via Closed Beta

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2022 @ 9:15 a.m. PST

GeForce NOW taps into the thriving PC gaming ecosystem by streaming games from NVIDIA GPUs in the cloud, this week adding 4 new titles to its library.

When you fire up your favorite game, you’re playing it instantly. That’s what it means to be Game Ready on GeForce NOW. The experience has been optimized for cloud gaming and includes Game Ready Driver performance improvements. NVIDIA manages the game updates and patches. And when a game supports RTX, you can play it on GeForce NOW with beautifully ray-traced graphics and DLSS 2.0.

The GeForce NOW library is ever-growing. In an effort to help spotlight the games that are coming to the service, we’re moving to a monthly cadence for announcing new instant access games. Games will continue to be released every week – with new game launches available day-and-date, and back catalog games released each Thursday – but our members, and your readers, will now be able to learn about what’s coming a little further in advance.

GFN Thursday: ‘Fortnite’ Comes to iOS Safari and Android Through NVIDIA GeForce NOW via Closed Beta

‘Fortnite’ starts streaming to mobile devices in a limited time closed beta via iOS Safari and the NVIDIA GeForce NOW Android app.

Starting next week, Fortnite on GeForce NOW will launch in a limited-time closed beta for mobile, all streamed through the Safari web browser on iOS and the GeForce NOW Android app

The beta is open for registration for all GeForce NOW members, and will help test our server capacity, graphics delivery and new touch controls performance. Members will be admitted to the beta in batches over the coming weeks. 

‘Fortnite’ Streaming Gameplay Comes to Mobile Through iOS Safari and Android With Touch Inputs

Alongside the amazing team at Epic Games, we’ve been working to enable a touch-friendly version of Fortnite for mobile delivered through the cloud. While PC games in the GeForce NOW library are best experienced on mobile with a gamepad, the introduction of touch controls built by the GeForce NOW team offers more options for players, starting with Fortnite

Beginning today, GeForce NOW members can sign up for a chance to join the Fortnite limited-time closed beta for mobile devices. Not an existing member? No worries. Register for a GeForce NOW membership and sign up to become eligible for the closed beta once the experience starts rolling out next week. Upgrade to a Priority or RTX 3080 membership to receive priority access to gaming servers. A paid GeForce NOW membership is not required to participate.

For tips on gameplay mechanics or a refresher on playing Fortnite with touch controls, check out Fortnite’s Getting Started page.

More Touch Games

And we’re just getting started. Cloud-to-mobile gaming is a great opportunity for publishers to get their games into more gamers’ hands with touch-friendly versions of their games. PC games or game engines, like Unreal Engine 4, which support Windows touch events can easily enable mobile touch support on GeForce NOW.

We’re working with additional publishers to add more touch-enabled games to GeForce NOW. And look forward to more publishers streaming full PC versions of their games to mobile devices with built-in touch support — reaching millions through the Android app and iOS Safari devices.

GFN Thursday Releases

GFN Thursday always means more games. Members can find these and more streaming on the cloud this week:

The Anacrusis (New release on Steam and Epic Games Store
  • , Jan. 13)
  • Supraland Six Inches Under (New release on Steam, Jan. 14)
  • Galactic Civilizations 3 (Free on Epic Games Store, Jan. 13 - 20)
  • Ready or Not (Steam)

We make every effort to launch games on GeForce NOW as close to their release as possible, but, in some instances, games may not be available immediately.

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