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Topic: Nividia's Geforce Now should be on Nintendo switch.

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TheNumbr24

Hear me out, The switch already has a bunch of cloud games on the eshop, and since the switch is so underpowered, why not add the service to the switch? Most games that are on geforce now are on ps4 and such, I'm not fully sure how it would work out with pc exclusives and having to sign into a steam/epic account. But I think it would be a good idea.

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SwitchForce

That would waste battery hours. Switch isn't underpowered only those thinking it is fail to see the Power isn't what makes the Switch a success. GeForce is a PC software not a Switch O/S software.

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TheNumbr24

@SwitchForce How is geforce now any different from Youtube, Hulu, Crunchyroll ect? Those aren't Switch O/S software yet they are still on the system. Nvidia also sells a device specifically for geforce now, with its own O/S. It wouldn't be too hard to port it to the Switch. Yes the switch isn't the worst but it cant compete when it comes to power. I think its a perfect idea to put geforce on the switch, because then devs wouldn't have to rely on their own cloud gaming service to keep switch players playing their games.

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Snatcher

@TheNumbr24 Thats a pretty cool idea, But Wouldn't they have to you know, Change a lot ofi t to work? on a switch I mean, because its made for a browser or such, Not a bad idea, and I would rather that then having to buy cloud games.

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Matt_Barber

Yeah, I can't see this happening for much the same reasons why you can't run it on a PS5 or a Series X. (Yeah, there was that hack a while back that allowed you to via the browser on the Series X but they closed that off fairly quickly.)

They're all closed platforms where the holder gets a cut from every game published, so allowing some kind of loophole where you can play games from another source is going to be terminally bad for their revenue.

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skywake

To be fair, if there was a console for this to happen on it would be Switch. In addition to the bypassing the eShop issues mentioned other console manufacturers have partnerships with AMD. Allowing Nvidia's game stream service on XBox/PS5 would probably rock the boat a bit. I doubt AMD would allow it and I'm sure Nvidia would probably rather not promote products with AMD GPUs

But the Switch? I mean it's technically one of the few products with a Tegra SoC that doesn't have GeForce Now. So it coming to Switch would be far from the craziest thing to happen. There would probably have to be some kind of deal between Nintendo and Nvidia for it to happen but. Maybe access sold through the eShop or having cloud releases being powered by NVidia (which might already be the case, I haven't looked into it).

Probably not something that'll exist in Australia anytime soon in any case so I'm not particularly invested in the idea either way..........

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TheNumbr24

@Snatcher That's what I'm thinking for it, Because they could try to have nintendo accounts go through it, so if you buy a game(Like Hitman 3) then it will be added to your library in geforce now.

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Matt_Barber

Funnily enough, after what I just said, it's back on Series X after the latest update seemingly with official sanction now.

Thinking about it, GeForce Now servers are all running Windows so it's not exactly a loss for Microsoft. Sure, they'd prefer you to buy something like GamePass instead, but it's still money in the coffers for them.

I'm still not expecting Switch and PS5 to follow suit any time soon though, as there's really nothing in it for them. At least not unless they can do some sort of revenue sharing deal with Nvidia.

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