Nvidia GeForce Now could be about to make your priority membership a lot cheaper, with a price cut of nearly 50%.
VideoCardz (opens in new tab) learned that Nvidia will sell Priority subscription to its game streaming service for $29.99 for the first six months, down from $49.99 in the US. We expect to see the offer launched elsewhere with a similar dip.
However, it doesn’t look like there will be any discount on the beefier RTX 3080 membership.
Keep in mind this is just a rumor, but VideoCardz has also posted apparently leaked promotional material that appears to confirm the price cut – and at least we won’t have to wait long to find out if there’s any truth behind the claim. Mainly because the tech site believes the offer is about to go live later today, October 27th (and also notes that it will be in effect for a limited amount of time, as you might expect).
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If you’re thinking of trying out Nvidia’s game streaming service, this could be an ideal opportunity to try out the full product with a minimal outlay (there’s a free tier available, but it offers a very limited experience, including a queuing system and a maximum of one hour of game sessions).
The discounted price is five dollars a month, which isn’t a huge amount of money to check out Nvidia’s streaming capabilities. Of course, if you want the best, you’ll need to buy the RTX 3080 tier, which allows for 4K streaming (or 1440p at 120 frames per second) – and you can always upgrade later if you stick with the priority tier during your round of six months.
With Google Stadia recently announcing that it will be shutting down soon, it makes sense that Nvidia would want to target those who have been left without a streaming option due to its abandonment, giving those people an affordable and affordable way to try an alternative (even if GeForce Now works quite differently in terms of providing streaming access to games you’ve already purchased).
Also, in recent times, we’ve seen a push for Chromebooks targeting gamers from companies like Acer. These are notebooks that offer solid specs but don’t have to go overboard (and become overly expensive) because they rely on the power of the streaming service (i.e. your internet connection rather than GPU and CPU). But they are still equipped with a robust kit when needed, such as a high-quality display and a good gaming keyboard deck. Again, Nvidia might want to buy subscriptions from people who go down that path with the purchase of a new laptop.
Of course, any Chromebook can truly be a gaming machine; so if you’re looking for options in terms of a wallet-friendly laptop for streaming games, check out our roundup of the best Chromebooks.