NVidia has taken advantage of Gamescom 2019, which runs until August 24, to announce the arrival of the GeForce Now platform for Android smartphones. However, the company did not advance any dates or prices. About how the system works on the phones, it is only known that there will be a free trial period.
Like other cloud gaming systems, NVidia indicates that a dedicated controller will be required to fully enjoy the experience. The US brand recommends SHIELD, Razer Raiju Mobile, Steelseries Stratus Duo and Glap Gamepad controllers. Some titles will not be playable without a command.
Nvidia's main competitor, AMD, is also entering the video game streaming segment in collaboration with Google's Stadia. The company provides some of the components that power the servers where the US giant's service will operate.
Adapting GeForce Now to Android mobile terminals would not have been a complex task, as the platform is present in NVidia Shield TV, which has been running Android TV for many years. Even on computers, where it is available in beta, the system has convinced who experimented.
It remains to be seen if the system recommends LTE, 4G or 5G connections to work fully as it is impractical to connect a network cable to a smartphone.