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Thanks to Nvidia's cloud streaming platform, Fortnite is returning to iOS

Thanks to Nvidia's cloud streaming platform, Fortnite is returning to iOS”

"That means more than 5 million GeForce NOW members can now access the latest experience by launching Safari from iPhone or iPad". Currently, you need to use a launcher app to use Nvidia's service on the PC or Mac.

One of the more obvious upsides here is that Epic Games' Fortnite will once again be playable on Apple devices, albeit through a somewhat cumbersome workaround and only after Epic and Nvidia work out some kinks. Epic Games' partnership with NVIDIA should help iOS gamers enjoy Fortnite while the world waits for Epic Games and Apple to sort out their differences.

"We're working to enable a touch-friendly version of Fortnite, which will delay availability of the game", Phil Eisler, head of Nvidia's cloud gaming service, wrote in a blog post.

There's no ETA right now as to when Fortnite is supposed to go live on GeForce NOW, but it shouldn't take too long before this happens, NVIDIA says.

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GeForce NOW members can get started by visiting https://play.geforcenow.com/ from devices running iOS 14.2 or iPadOS 14.2. Apple in August became the center of two separate but related controversies.

The clash between Apple and Epic Games began when Epic issued an update for Fortnite that allowed players to purchase in-game currency directly from Epic, bypassing Apple and Google's payment systems and the 30 percent commission they charge. Epic then sued both Apple and Google for anti-competitive practices. Now iOS users will be able to play games even if they are not available to download from the Apple App store and this list includes Fortnite. That, Microsoft, Google, NVIDIA, and others argued, was impractical, but Apple has so far refused to budge.

Google has just confirmed its Stadia service will soon run on iOS devices via a web app.

Nvidia said its cloud gaming service costs $4.99 (roughly Rs. 400) per month or $24.95 (roughly Rs. 1,800) for a six-month membership. With over 80 games now on Stadia, and 135 to be available before the end of the year, seeking approval for every title isn't practical. Nvidia recommends the Razer Kishi thanks to its terrific performance and a form factor that is ideal for mobile gaming. As a reminder the games library at your streaming disposal is the library you already have when you link your various store accounts to his service (like Steam, and GOG is coming soon) and it is compatible with 750 games.



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