Tuesday, December 6, 2022

rain partners with NVIDIA to introduce GeForce NOW cloud gaming to South Africa > NAG

Rain, South Africa’s 4G and 5G data network, has announced today, the signing of a partnership agreement with NVIDIA to bring high-performance cloud gaming to South Africa with GeForce NOW. The NVIDIA GeForce NOW service will be hosted locally in rain data centres.

GeForce NOW is NVIDIA’s premium cloud gaming service, which seamlessly streams PC games from the world’s most powerful GeForce-powered servers in the cloud at ultra-low latency. Members can stream titles they already own from popular digital gaming stores including Steam, Epic, Ubisoft, Origin, even on under-powered devices.

This partnership will ultimately enable millions of South African users to get the best gaming experience, without the need to invest thousands of Rands for the latest graphic cards. They will also gain access to the top gaming titles and a streaming library of over 1400 games like A Plague’s Tale: Requiem and Cyberpunk 2077along with over one hundred free-to-play titles like, Fortnite other Genshin Impact.

“We are extremely proud to partner with NVIDIA and bring cloud gaming to the fast-growing gaming market in South Africa. The ability to stream and enjoy the latest games on most devices is a massive leap forward for the gaming community,” said Brandon Leigh, rain CEO.

With GeForce NOW and rain all you will need is a screen, compatible controllers, and the internet to stream the latest games.

This is NVIDIA GeForce NOW’s first entry onto the African continent. According to Newzoo, a games analytics company and Carry1st, South African gaming platform; South Africa has one of the largest video games markets on the continent with an estimated 24 million gamers.

“Gamers in South Africa can look forward to streaming the most popular PC games with the best 3D graphics, thanks to our collaboration with rain, SA’s leading 5G network” said Phil Eisler, Vice-President of GeForce NOW, NVIDIA.

rain will launch the GeForce NOW service in the first quarter of 2023, starting with a limited beta program followed by a commercial launch.

register here for the limited beta program.

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