January 29

"Let Me Upgrade You: GeForce NOW Powered by ABYA Adds Resolution Upscaling and More This Week on GFN"

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GeForce NOW powered by ABYA is taking cloud gaming to new heights.

This Week on GFN delivers an upgraded streaming experience as part of an update that is now available to all members. It includes new resolution upscaling options to make members’ gaming experiences sharper, plus the ability to customize streaming settings in session.

Additionally, the GeForce NOW app is fully releasing on select LG TVs, following a successful beta, and this week brings five games to the GeForce NOW powered by ABYA library.

Upscale Your Gaming Experience

The newest GeForce NOW powered by ABYA update delivers new resolution upscaling options — including an AI-powered option for members with select NVIDIA GPUs.

This feature, now available to all members with the 2.0.37 update, gives gamers with network bandwidth limitation or higher resolution displays sharper graphics that match the native resolution of their monitor or laptop.

Resolution upscaling works by applying sharpening effects that reduce visible blurriness while streaming. It can be applied to any game and enabled via the GeForce NOW powered by ABYA settings in native PC and Mac apps.

Three upscaling modes are now available. Standard is enabled by default and has minimal impact on system performance. Enhanced provides a higher quality upscale but may cause some latency depending on your system specifications. AI Enhanced, available to members playing on PC with select NVIDIA GPUs and SHIELD TVs, leverages a trained neural network model along with image sharpening for a more natural look. These new options can be adjusted mid-session.

Learn more about the new resolution upscaling options.

Stream Your Way With Custom Settings

The upgrade brings some additional benefits to members.

Custom streaming quality settings on the PC and Mac apps have been a popular way for members to take control of their streams — including bit rate, VSync, and now the new upscaling modes. The update now enables members to adjust some of the streaming quality settings in session using the GeForce NOW powered by ABYA in-game overlay. Bring up the overlay by pressing Ctrl+G > Settings > Gameplay to access these settings while streaming.

The update also comes with an improved web-streaming experience on play.geforcenow.com by automatically assigning the ideal streaming resolution for devices that are unable to decode at high streaming bitrates. Finally, there’s also a fix for launching directly into games from desktop shortcuts.

LG Has Got Game With the GeForce NOW App

LG Electronics, the first TV manufacturer to release the GeForce NOW app in beta, is now bringing cloud gaming to several LG TVs at full force.

Owners of LG 2021 4K TV models including OLED, QNED, NanoCell, and UHD TVs can now download the fully launched GeForce NOW app in the LG Content Store. The experience requires a gamepad and gives gamers instant access to nearly 35 free-to-play games, like Apex Legends and Destiny 2, as well as more than 800 PC titles from popular digital stores like Steam, Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Connect, and Origin.

The GeForce NOW app on LG OLED TVs delivers responsive gameplay and gorgeous, high-quality graphics at 1080p and 60 frames per second. On these select LG TVs, with nothing more than a gamepad, you can enjoy stunning ray-traced graphics and AI technologies with NVIDIA RTX ON. Learn more about support for the app for LG TVs on the system requirements page under LG TV.

It’s Playtime

Start your weekend with the following five titles coming to the cloud this week:

We make every effort to launch games on GeForce NOW Powered by ABYA as close to their release as possible, but, in some instances, games may not be available immediately.

Which game will you be playing this weekend? Tell us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.