Nvidia will be launching a cloud gaming service called Nvidia Grid alongside the upcoming update. Grid allows owners of either Nvidia Shield device to stream Windows PC games from the cloud, and from now until June 30, 2015, it will be available in a "preview period" for free.
Streaming movies. Streaming music. Instant popcorn. Gaming gratification should always be a moment away, too. That's why we're introducing our NVIDIA GRID on-demand gaming service. Available Nov. 18 in North America, next month in Europe and next year in Asia, GRID is free on our SHIELD tablet and SHIELD portable through June 30, 2015. While GRID makes gaming gratification immediate, it took us a decade to invent the technology behind the service that streams GeForce GTX-quality graphics to SHIELD devices.
The reason: streaming games is hard. You need to build a powerful gaming computer in the cloud. Then you need to get games to users in milliseconds.
The enabling technologies of GRID are super-low-latency from controller streaming to graphics to game streaming. And, virtualization so that many gamers can share the Geforce cloud gaming supercomputer.he next step: putting thousands of GRID GPUs into data centers around the world. It’s an effort that’s put 20 petaflops of graphics processing compute power into the cloud. That’s equal to the fastest supercomputer in the U.S. And we’re loading it up with great games. We have triple-A titles like Batman: Arkham City and Borderlands 2, as well as classics like Brutal Legend and Psychonauts. We have 20 great games on GRID at launch worth over $400, and we plan to add more games every week.
The service will require a very stable 10 Mbit/sec download internet speed with a maximum ping of 60ms. 5Ghz WIFI is recommened.