Fortnite To Return To iPhones Via Cloud Gaming Service

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Currently, GeForce Now users can access via cloud a collection of games sold in stores like Steam. GeForce Now is currently primarily distributed via Mac and PC apps, as well as through dedicated apps on Android and its Nvidia Shield streaming box. While it does involve a slightly annoying workaround and can be actually playable once Epic and Nvidia irons out some kinks, but it is coming back.

The whole point of Nvidia's superb GeForce Now is to let you stream your PC games from the cloud to any device you want.

But it does not restrict which third-party services can run within Safari or other web browsers available via its store. "Alongside the unbelievable team at Epic Games, we're working to enable a touch-friendly version of Fortnite, which will delay the availability of the game", reads the blog post.

As a part of its 1 year anniversary, Stadia announced this morning that they would come to Apple devices by way of a web app that begins testing via the Safari browser in beta in just a few weeks. Obviously non-members have to sign up but there is a free option as well as the Founders subscription level of service ($4.99 pcm or $24.95 for six months) which provides RTX On options, longer sessions, and more. Players who already access Fortnite on mobile, console, and PC have in all likelihood already linked their accounts and should have no trouble syncing their data across platforms.

Epic and Apple are fighting over whether Apple's tight control of the App Store, and its 30 percent cut of revenue, counts as monopolistic behavior. And since Nvidia is working with Epic Games to make the "Fortnite" streaming experience feel like the mobile game, the GeForce Now-streamed version really is better than none.

Apple and Google then retaliated and removed Fortnite from their respective App Stores, prompting Epic to file a lawsuit against Apple.

Apple also suggested cloud gaming providers use the mobile web instead if they thought the terms were unfavorable.

The streaming service will be available in the US and Europe, according to Nvidia's FAQ, but there are already plans to expand worldwide.

On December 10, CD Projekt Red's "Cyberpunk 2077" will arrive on the streaming platform.



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