Bethesda and Activision left Nvidia’s streaming service GeForce Now, and yesterday (March 7), we reported that 2K Games also abandoned it. Now CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, says the company is “wholeheartedly supporting” GeForce Now on Twitter.
Epic is wholeheartedly supporting NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW service with Fortnite and with Epic Games Store titles that choose to participate (including exclusives), and we’ll be improving the integration over time.
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) March 7, 2020
He continues in other tweets about the pros he sees in Nvidia’s new service that rivals others like Google Stadia.
“It’s the most developer-friendly and publisher-friendly of the major streaming services, with zero tax on game revenue,” reads his tweet. “Game companies who want to move the game industry towards a healthier state for everyone should be supporting this kind of service!”
“Cloud streaming services will also be key players in ending the iOS and Google Play payment monopolies and their 30% taxes. Apple has decreed that these services aren’t allowed to exist on iOS, and therefore aren’t allowed to compete, which is megalomaniacal and won’t stand.”
“Just waiting till later this year when Google is lobbying against Apple for blocking Stadia from iOS, while Google blocks GeForce NOW, xCloud, and Fortnite from Google Play, and this whole rotten structure begins collapsing in on itself.”
One Twitter user asked about Epic’s exclusives to its online retailer. Sweeney responds by going into how the Epic Games Store has started to work with other avenues like Humble. His reasoning goes into how it will “improve store economics for all participants.”
Not only will this support mean games like Fortnite will stick to the service, but that the Epic Games Store will integrate itself to it too.
As the explanation in the previous article about 2K (linked above), GeForce Now works similarly to Google Stadia. Games you own can be streamed across platforms like a PC or a mobile device. A free version lets people play for one hour sessions and can be re-upped. The other tier is a $4.99 a month payment to get server priority and enhancements like ray tracing.
What do you think of Epic’s support of GeForce Now? Does it change your opinion compared to the other publishers who have left the service? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook.