Nvidia’s GeForce Now is one of the biggest cloud gaming services around, but subscribers are now being hit with another price hike. Even pre-paid membership cards will be affected by this price hike, so use them up before it’s too late.
The Nvidia website released a statement about its upcoming price hike, with Canada and Europe being the only affected parties for now. Apparently, the increase in price is to “account for increased operational costs in those areas,” if the company is to be believed.
“Pricing for members in Canada and Europe paying in CAD, GBP, EUR, SEK, NOK, DKK, CZK and PLN will be adjusted on Nov. 1, 2023 to account for increased operational costs in those areas,” said the statement. “Both active and new members who sign up before Nov. 1, 2023 will be able to lock in their memberships at the current pricing for 6 months.”
A small silver lining about this news is that anyone who signs up for GeForce Now before November 1 will pay the ‘normal’ price for six months. Unfortunately, after that, they will have to pay the newly increased rates for the cloud gaming service, at least if they’re in Canada and Europe.
While most gamers will frown upon it, cloud gaming is becoming increasingly popular, hence, all these companies supporting these platforms. Xbox Cloud Gaming is a major focus for Microsoft, as they want mobile players to play their AAA exclusives through their phones. Ubisoft+ is also going to be a major cloud gaming platform now that they have exclusive rights to streaming Activision Blizzard King games.
For those unaware, Nvidia’s GeForce Now lets players stream their games from Steam and Epic to their televisions via cloud gaming. It has become a popular way for players to play their PC games on television. Unfortunately, these subscribers will have to pay more just to stream games they already paid for.