The next battlefield in the world of video games seems to be the automotive one, and I don’t mean car racing video games, but that streaming video game platforms are coming to cars. During CES 2023, Nvidia has announced that GeForce Now will now also be available in electric vehicles.
GeForce Now is the streaming game service from the hardware and video (or graphics) card giant. This allows access to “Triple A” and latest generation games on any device, be it a smartphone, tablet, a Smart TV or a laptop or laptop, via streaming, eliminating the need for state-of-the-art hardware or a video game console to access modern games.
Now, the company has signed a deal with three automakers to bring GeForce Now to its newest electric models: South Korean automaker Hyundai (also the owner of Kia), luxury electric car company Polestar, and Chinese automaker BYD electrics.
With access to GeForce Now, this means electric car owners will be able to play streaming games like Cyberpunk 2077, Fortnite, Metro Exodus Y Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, among many others, directly on the screen of their cars and using a remote control. The idea is that they can play while the car is at a battery charging station, or even that rear seat passengers can play during long drives, on models with rear screens.
Of course, the availability of access to games via streaming in the car will depend on the connection to mobile networks, something that varies depending on the territory. However, in this way Nvidia joins Steam among the gaming platforms that are present in electric cars, since Valve’s platform it came to the most modern Tesla at the end of 2022. [Nvidia vía Verge]