Nvidia amps up cloud gaming with Grid

Nvidia amps up cloud gaming with Grid
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

January 7th 2013 at 11:29AM

Six firms sign up to streaming service

Nvidia is preparing a cloud gaming platform that aims to deliver high-end games to a variety of high performance devices.

The Nvidia Grid platform will stream games, both causal and core, to smart TVs, PCs, tablets and smartphones.

Grid is a server designed to concurrently serve up to 36 times more HD-quality game streams than first-generation cloud-gaming systems, while reducing lag.
It is integrated with a high density of its parent company’s GPUs and others specialised graphics applications.

Agawi (United States), Cloud Union (China), Cyber Cloud Technologies (China), G-cluster Global (Japan), Playcast Media Systems (Israel) and Ubitus (Taiwan), have all sign up to be initial partners of the platform.

“By using the Nvidia Grid Platform, our partners will allow gamers to play anywhere, anytime, without being tethered to a box,” said Nvidia’s general manager of cloud gaming Phil Eisler.

“The world’s most exciting games can now be played as easily as you can stream a movie, right onto your TV or mobile device. No more discs to shuffle or files to download and install. Just click and play.”

Nvidia is demoing its cloud gaming service at CES in Las Vegas this week. It will be streaming games, including Assassin’s Creed III, via its Grid platform to an LG 55LA6900 smart TV at 1080p resolution.