Control headlines GeForce Now weekly game library update, in all its ray tracing glory

Remedy Entertainment’s fantastic action adventure Control is now available to play via Nvidia’s GeForce Now game streaming service, headlining a set of eight new games in the first weekly update to its library. Of course, with Nvidia keen to tout their ray tracing technology, the game comes with full ray tracing support when streamed from the premium Founders tier. The one thing that’s missing for the time being is support for the newly released Foundation expansion for the game.

It’s joined by Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Dungeons 3, Headsnatchers, IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, Jagged Alliance 2 – Wildfire and The Guild 3.

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As always, you will need to own the PC versions of supported game through a connected storefront, such as Steam, Uplay or Epic Games Store. Linking your accounts together will let you stream your owned library of games from Nvidia’s servers to play locally on lower powered devices like Android smartphones or laptops.

It’s good news for GeForce Now users, as Nvidia have worked with their various partners to expand the range of games on offer, instead of having to make lightly embarrassing cuts as publishers back out of the streaming service. The future looks bright, with the company deciding to round new games up to release on Thursdays, instead of drip feeding them out ad hoc.

Two tiers of the streaming platform exist, with a free tier that lets you play for one hour at a time before potentially needing to queue to play some more. Meanwhile the Founders tier is charged at £5 a month, letting you play with priority access, longer 6 hour sessions and with game settings maxed out, including RTX ray tracing. Unfortunately, that’s proven popular enough that Nvidia have restricted sign ups until further notice.

Either way, you’ll get great game performance with good or fantastic graphics settings. Control is a fantastic looking game regardless of what you play it on, but Nvidia’s ray tracing tech helped to elevate its distinctive brutalist art direction even further.

In our glowing Control review from last August, Aran wrote:

“Control is one of the best story-focused single player games in years. Its unique mix of surrealism, sci-fi and mystery draws you in, but doesn’t give everything away, and the combat is fantastically varied and provides just enough challenge. A culmination of everything that went before, Control is Remedy’s magnum opus.”

Source: Nvidia

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  1. It may not be too long until you can get ray tracing on mobile phones and tablets. An company from Israel is developing a software form of ray tracing called LocalRay which is a lot more efficient than Nvidia’s hardware system. They are also in talks with a console manufacturer.

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