Playing Cyberpunk 2077 in your electric car is made possible thanks to Nvidia
At the CES exhibition in Las Vegas, the American company Nvidia presents the integration of GeForce Now, a cloud gaming service, into the cars of several major manufacturers. Among them are Hyundai, BYD and Polestar. The Model S and Model X are now big enough to compete with Tesla, which has integrated its Steam catalog.
There are only a few hours left until the start of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which will open its doors to the public from January 5 to 8 in Las Vegas. An opportunity for many companies to present their latest innovations in many areas. And especially the car. After LG Display, which presented the screens of the future, it is the turn of the American company Nvidia to make an interesting announcement for gamers and drivers.
Cloud gaming service
A few years have passed since the company was founded in 1993 and specializing in the development of graphics cards, offers the GeForce Now cloud gaming service, which we have already been able to test on several media. Until then, this system was available only on PCs, TVs and smartphones. But that will soon change.
Indeed, as the company announced in a press release during CES, as well as in a video posted on YouTube, it will soon offer a cloud gaming service in some manufacturers’ cars. Three have already positioned themselves, namely the Hyundai group (including Kia), the Chinese giant BYD and Polestar. The Californian firm is already working with Mercedes to help it develop autonomous driving. Recall that EQS has already reached the 3rd level allowed in France since last September.
Therefore, owners of the respective vehicles will be able to play video games while charging their cars, for example. As defined Electrek, Rear passengers will also be able to benefit from this technology Whether or not to install screens on the headrests of the front seats, as seen in a video released by Nvidia.
Several platforms will be supported, including Steam, EA, Ubisoft, which will allow fans to play multiple video games from these different catalogs. Among them The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Fortnite or even Cyberpunk 2077. While the GeForce Now service, which competes with Xbox Game Pass, Amazon Luna and Playstation Plus, is already available in Europe and the US, the cars have no release date. announced by the company only. We just know that the games will be played on the controller.
With this new solution, Nvidia is coming directly into the country of Tesla, which has offered access to the Steam catalog on the Model S and Model X since the last Christmas update. However, the two technologies are different in many ways. . Unlike Elon Musk’s firm, which requires games to be downloaded directly to the car, Nvidia’s GeForce NOW service is cloud-based.
Therefore, thanks to the integration of an AMD Ryzen chip, similar to the PS5 and Xbox Series X, the infotainment system does not need a lot of computing power, unlike the Tesla, which requires 10 TeraFLOPS. However, gamers with the highest tech subscription will get access to the latest version of Nvidia’s service 64 TeraFLOPS power. For comparison, this is five times more than the Xbox Series X.
Performance made possible by Ada Lovelace, the brand new graphics card architecture that already powers the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090. But all this still has a small drawback. Indeed, and contrary to Tesla, You will always need to be connected to play the games Offered in the GeForce Now catalog. Therefore, if you park in an area without coverage, it will not be possible to use it. Good speed will also be required to enjoy a decent gaming experience.
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