At midday on Wednesday, we took a big, deep breath and sent out the first batch of Beta Play invitations for GeForce NOW Powered by Pentanet. Just 15 minutes later, more than a third of those invited had logged in to CloudGG and begun putting GeForce NOW to the test on Australian infrastructure. 18 RTX blade servers are now live nationwide and we couldn’t be more stoked about the overwhelmingly positive feedback we’ve received so far.
Testers all over the country have been reporting lower ping than they experience on their usual setups while playing in the cloud. One Beta Player described their input latency as “mind-blowingly low”, another was happy to tell us that they were running Cyberpunk 2077 smoothly on their iPad despite being 700km from their nearest server, and one of our more passionate cloud gaming fans went as far as to described Wednesday as the “greatest day of my life”. We’re at least 83% sure that the last Tester was joking, but we’ll keep an eye on their playtime over the coming weeks and let you know.
It didn’t take long for Testers to embrace our request to game creatively, either. Within the first few hours of the Beta, we heard reports of Testers playing AAA titles with fully ray-traced graphics in parks, restaurants, and the backseats of cars. We were surprised to see that one Tester figured out how to run Destiny 2 on the screen of their car’s stereo, and another brave gamer even logged in from a courtroom. No judgment from us, but just because we said you could game anywhere at any time… doesn’t mean you should!
"I carried my team thanks to GFN!” - Petch, playing on McDonald's WiFi in Bunbury WA.
Thousands more Beta Play invitations will be emailed out to those registered in CloudGG over the coming weeks, so sit tight if you haven’t received yours just yet. If you’ve completed all of your Beta Quests, your invitation could show up any day now. Check out our GeForce NOW Beta Play Announcement for more information about how Testers are being selected.
Psst! If you’re a Pentanet Subscriber and interested in trying the service, email us at [email protected] and we might be able to sneak you into Beta Play...