Nvidia GeForce Now, Nvidia’s cloud-based game streaming platform, has just announced that they are testing two new features intended to speed up access to game titles that users have chosen to play.
These are the game pre-loading and account linking features, both of which are for now enabled for the PC version of Fortnite on GeForce Now, though the platform is committed to bringing these two new features to more game titles in the future.
Concerning preloading games, what this feature does is preload parts of games before it’s time to display those parts on screen.
GeForce Now notes that users should notice up to one minute faster logins from the time they start the game. For now, it is testing preferentially with founders and priority members, noting in the announcement that free account users will not have guaranteed preloads and may notice slightly longer startup times.
And as far as account linking is concerned, the idea is that users can start playing by skipping the step of having to log in to the Play Store. To do so, all they have to do is link their GeForce Now accounts to the Epic Games Store and they’re good to go.
As they specify: “PC, macOS, and Chromebook users can enable the new account linking features from a new tile in the My Library row in the app. This takes you to the Settings panel, where you can enable account linking for Fortnite under Connections. Once completed, you won’t need to log in to your Epic account to play the PC build of Fortnite on any other supported GeForce NOW platform, and will be eligible for preloaded sessions.”
As a whole, users should save up to 50% of the time they spend accessing all those titles they choose to play at any given time.
This was one of the announcements at the usual GFN Thursday, which is held every game, although the cloud-based game streaming platform has also officially announced a few more features as well as the arrival of new game titles for users to opt into when spending time on the platform.