Fortnite ready to make a comeback on iOS and Android, thanks to GeForce NOW

Last November, we predicted that GeForce NOWthe cloud gaming service of Nvidiawould have acted as a Trojan horse to report Fortnite on Apple iOS and Android devices, after the well-known split between Epic Games, Apple and Google over in-app purchase commissions and more.

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Well, right now NVIDIA has announced that “starting next week, Fortnite on GeForce NOW will launch in a limited-time closed beta for mobile devicesall in streaming through the brSafari web browser on iOS and the GeForce NOW app for Android“.

The beta is open to all GeForce NOW members to sign up (admitted in batches) and will help NVIDIA test server capacity, graphics rendering and performance new touch controls. “While PC games in the GeForce NOW library are best played on mobile with a gamepad, the introduction of touch controls designed by the GeForce NOW team gives gamers more options, starting with Fortnite.” NVIDIA.

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Starting today, GeForce NOW members can register at this address for a chance to participate in the limited-time closed beta of Fortnite on mobile.

However, Fortnite is just the start of a series of touch-based games coming to the cloud service. “PC games or game engines, such as Unreal Engine 4, support Windows touch events and can easily enable mobile touch support on GeForce NOW,” says NVIDIA. The company is working with other publishers to add more touch titles to the service.

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It should also be noted that NVIDIA has started rolling out SHIELD Experience 9.0 based on the Android 11 operating system to all SHIELD TVs, including the original 2015 models. This is the 27th software update since the product’s launch, which is quite remarkable.