Both sneak in through the same semi-sanctioned almost-backdoor: your browser. Naturally, introducing this new system did not sit well with Apple, who removed the game from their App Store. Nvidia said that change "will delay availability of the game".
Nvidia also highlighted that "Fortnite" will soon be available to play via GeForce Now. Due to the nature of the games, players will need to have a mobile gamepad or wireless controller that can connect to their device. The company says that over 250 different studios now support the service, with over 1,500 instant access games available to stream and more added every Thursday.
Rolled out in beta version, the American company has set an introductory price of $5 and now you can log into your Steam, Epic and Ubisoft account and play a range of games. Like Amazon Luna, Nvidia GeForce Now has come to the iPhone and iPad by way of Apple's Safari browser, now in beta. The initial version of the service will require an accessory called a game pad that attaches to an iPhone to give it buttons and directional pad similar to a console or PC game controller.
Better yet, you can dip your toes in for free. "Touch is how over 100 million Fortnite gamers have built, battled and danced their way to Victory Royale". Epic has, however, announced that the game will release in the "near future". Interested users in those regions can try GeForce NOW for free but will have their session lengths capped at one hour before they'll need to rejoin a queue.
The streaming service will be available in the US and Europe, according to Nvidia's FAQ, but there are already plans to expand worldwide.
GeForce NOW is currently primarily distributed via Mac and PC apps, as well as through dedicated apps on Android and the Nvidia Shield streaming box. This driver also includes NVIDIA Reflex support for Destiny 2 and delive.
Memberships for GeForce Now start from no cost, albeit with limitations, but premium memberships are a very reasonable $4.99 a month.
For Nvidia, the move is about more than just Fortnite.
Select games from Nvidia partners launch on GeForce Now the same day they hit the streets. Epic, in return, brought a law-suit against the gaming company.
GeForce Now is available for use on iOS devices such as the iPhone or the iPad.