If there are PC games you wish to stream on your TV, there’s a service for that. Nvidia’s GeForce Now, in fact! And Nvidia has announced that some of SEGA’s games will be compatible with it. The ones announced were as follows and will debut on GeForce Now in the following order:
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
- Sonic CD
- Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
- Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II
- Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
- Alpha Protocol.
If you don’t know what GeForce Now is:
GeForce Now is Nvidia’s version of game streaming services like Sony’s PlayStation Now and the now-defunct OnLive. Here’s how it works: Nvidia runs games on its cloud-based supercomputer and streams a video feed to you over the internet, while sending your control inputs up to the game. When you click the play button, the game will start up in less than 30 seconds, according to Nvidia. The supercomputer is based on Nvidia’s latest-generation GPUs, which the company says are 50 percent more powerful than the Xbox One.
The total process can take up to 150 ms, depending on the screen that you’re playing on. And the requirements on the user’s end are pretty specific, whether you’re talking about the Nvidia devices or the network capabilities.
The one benefit to buying GeForce Now games is that each one also comes with a download code for a service like Steam or GOG, so you’ll be able to play the game on any computer (and continue to do so if you stop subscribing to GeForce Now). Twenty-four of the 84 GeForce Now titles — more than one-fourth — listed on Nvidia’s website are only available for purchase.
There is no word on further titles being added from SEGA’s PC library.