Something to look forward to: One of the most disappointing aspects of Nvidia GeForce Now is the lack of integration with PC Game Pass, but that issue is being addressed by Microsoft. Once the update to the streaming service is rolled out sometime in the coming months, subscribers will be able to play select Games Pass titles using the RTX 4080-like performance offered on GeForce Now.
In both our looks at the GeForce Now streaming service, including the recent RTX 4080 update, we criticized the low number of games available. Not being able to play titles available via PC Game Pass was especially disappointing.
In February, however, Microsoft and Nvidia entered a 10-year partnership to bring the former's titles (and Activision's) to GeForce Now. Now, Game Pass is being integrated into team green's service, too.
"You will be able to play your PC Game Pass catalog on all the devices supported by Nvidia GeForce Now," said Sarah Bond, head of Xbox creator experience, in Los Angeles on Sunday.
In a post on the official Xbox site, Joe Skrebels, Xbox Wire Editor-in-Chief, explains that the integration will "enable the PC Game Pass catalog to be played on any device that GeForce NOW streams to, like low spec PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, mobile devices, TVs, and more, and we'll be rolling this out in the months ahead."
Skrebels writes that Game Pass members will be able to stream "select" games from the library through GeForce Now, so some titles might not be supported.
It was previously revealed that the Microsoft Store will also be integrated into GeForce Now so subscribers can play their purchases. Adding PC Game Pass seems like the next logical step.
The recent upgrading of GeForce Now's $20 per month top tier to RTX 4080-like performance made the service much more appealing, especially if you want to play Cyberpunk 2077's Overdrive mode at high frame rates. The shortage of games and the inability to play Game Pass titles were two of its biggest problems, but with Microsoft finally giving users what they want and Ubisoft joining the party, Nvidia's service is looking even better for those who can't or won't spend a fortune on a new graphics card.