This is good news for you who like playing Fortnite. Beginning next week, Fortnite on GeForce will launch in a limited time closed beta for mobile. As explained on Nvidia Blogs, all can be streamed through the Safari web browser on iOS and the GeForce Now Android app.
For all GeForce Now members, the beta is open for registration and it will help test the server capacity, graphics delivery and also the performance of new touch controls. To the beta, members will be admitted in batches over the coming weeks.
Through iOS Safari and Android, Fortnite Streaming Gameplay Comes to Mobile with Touch Inputs
As explained on Nvidia blog, here is the information about Fortnite streaming gameplay which comes to mobile through iOS Safari and Android with touch inputs.
It is explained on that site that enabling a touch-friendly version of Fortnite for mobile which is delivered through the cloud has been worked on by Epic Games and the Nvidia team. You may know that PC games in the GeForce Now library are better experienced on mobile with a gamepad. But, the introduction of touch controls which are built by the GeForce NOW team gives more options for you.
Starting on January 13th, 2022, the members of GeForce NOW are able to sign up for a chance to join the Fortnite limited-time closed beta for mobile devices. If you are not an existing member, you do not have to be worried. You can register for a GeForce NOW membership now and then sign up to be able to enjoy the closed beta after the experience starts to launch next week. If you want to receive priority access to gaming servers, you have to upgrade to a Priority or RTX 3080 membership.
Find More Touch Games
On the Nvidia blog, it is explained that for publishers, Cloud-to-mobile gaming is a good chance to get their games into more gamers’ hands with touch-friendly versions of their games. PC games or game engines, for example: Unreal Engine 4, which are able to support Windows touch events are able to easily allow mobile touch support on GeForce NOW.
On the Nvidia blog, it is explained that they are working with additional publishers to be able to add more touch-enabled games to GeForce NOW. Then, you are able to wait for more publishers which stream full PC versions of their games to mobile devices with built-in touch support.
GFN Thursday Releases
According to the Nvidia blog, GFN Thursday always means more games and this week, members are able to discover these and more streaming on the cloud:
- The Anacrusis
On Steam and Epic Games Store, it is a new release.
- Supraland Six Inches Under
On Steam, it is a new release.
- Galactic Civilizations 3
It is free on Epic Games Store
- Ready or Not
It is on Steam.
- The Anacrusis
Nvidia tries hard to be able to launch games on GeForce NOW as close to their release as possible. However, in some instances, games may not be available soon.
About GeForce NOW
As explained on the WePC site, GeForce NOW is a game streaming service which is cloud-based. It permits you to be able to stream your existing library of games or any of a selection of free-to-play games to all of your devices which are compatible. You have to pay for a GeForce NOW subscription so that you can stream your favorite PC games to your laptop, TV, Mac, or mobile devices. So, you are able to play games when you are out, stay away from home or just from the comfort of your sofa.
Playing the GeForce NOW Fortnite Closed Beta
According to the WePC site, iOS and Android users are able to apply to be able to access the Fortnite mobile closed beta. They can do that beginning in January 2022 or as explained earlier that it will start next week. It is explained that sign-ups are live now and you are able to join the waitlist at nvidia.com.
It is important for you to note that if you enter an application to be able to join the closed beta, you are not guaranteed entry because places will be limited. However, you also need to note that even though you need an Nvidia account, a paid GeForce NOW membership is not needed by you to be able to participate. So, it is okay for you to join the waitlist.
A Short History of Epic Games and Apple
According to the WePC site, here is the short history of Epic Games and Apple. If you are Fortnite players since at least last year, you may know about this news. Fortnite Gamers have not been able to play the Battle Royale on their mobile devices since a heated court battle between Epic Games and Apple back in May 2021.
The users of Android have retained access to Fortnite mobile, even though there was a separate court case between Epic Games and Google. The court proceedings related to the processes of payment on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store and it prevented Epic Games from selling V-Bucks in the game. Fortnite is a free-to-play game and there is no charge on the App Store. However, Epic Games then proceeded to earn money from purchases in the app which became an issue for Apple.
In turn, Epic Games, took issue with the 30% cut Apples took from App Store sales. Effectively, it inflicted a loss for Epic themselves or higher prices for Fortnite consumers.
An agreement was not able to be reached. Epic Games lost the lawsuit and the effect is that Fortnite was removed from the App Store and iOS devices until now.
Fortnite is a video game which can be played online and it is developed by a developer named Epic Games. This game has three different game modes with the same engine. Those modes are Fortnite: Save the World, Fortnite Battle Royale and Fortnite Creative.
Fortnite won a number of awards. One of them is The Game Awards 2019 for Best Ongoing Game in 2019.
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