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Nvidia GeForce Experience beta to debut GameStream Co-op

by Mark Tyson on 26 August 2015, 11:36

Tags: NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Nvidia is preparing a GeForce Experience beta that will debut a fun new feature, as well as functionality tweaks and enhancements. This early access beta is coming in September and the headlining new feature will allow you to play co-op with friends who don't own either the game or have any Nvidia GPU in their PCs.

GameStream Co-op

This feature allows you to stream your game over the internet and co-operatively play with a friend "just as if your friend was sitting in the chair next to you," says Nvidia. Using GameStream Co-op mode you can play in co-op mode with a friend for fun or to get help on a touch level, or simply live stream a 1:1 to the friend. Nvidia's list of requirements for host PC and Guest PC are listed below. It's nice to see that the guest isn't required to have an Nvidia GPU.

The GameStream Co-op mode was demoed by Nvidia in the game Trine 3. In the video above, you can see a friend takes over play at one point, later on the friend is invited to play alongside, as Trine 3 supports this style of gameplay.

Co-op Host PC

Co-op Guest PC

  •    GPU: GeForce GTX 650 or higher graphics card (Desktop only, notebook support coming soon)
  •    GPU driver: 355.60 or higher
  •    CPU: Intel i3-2100 3.1GHz
  •    System Memory: 4 GB or higher
  •    OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
  •    Router
  •        Minimum: 802.11 a/g router
  •        Recommended: 8.02.11n 5Ghz router or Ethernet
  •    Recommended Network Bandwidth: 7 Mbps upstream
  •    Games: DirectX 9 or higher games running in fullscreen exclusive mode**
  •    GPU: No minimum requirement
  •    CPU: Intel i3-2100 3.1GHz or higher
  •    System Memory: 4 GB or higher
  •    Software: Chrome version 44
  •    OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
  •    Router
  •        Minimum: 802.11 a/g router
  •        Recommended: 8.02.11n 5Ghz router or Ethernet
  •    Recommended Network Bandwidth: 7 Mbps downstream

 ** Games must support fullscreen exclusive mode to work with the BETA version of GameStream Co-op

 

ShadowPlay enhancements

Nvidia's ShadowPlay, used to "record and share your greatest gaming moments" will be enhanced in the beta to provide easier access to its controls and easier sharing to YouTube.

For easier access, in-game users of the beta will be able to make use of a quick-access recording and Twitch broadcasting overlay. In addition gamers will be able to save video and upload directly to YouTube from the share overlay. You can quickly trim and title the video before you upload it.

As mentioned in the intro, these new features will be able to test out starting from next month.



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Nice feature, now I have to get over my hatred of shadowplay I guess…..
Pretty nice feature! Though that recommended upstream is what worries me. Upload speeds aren't exactly high in the UK…
And only supports chrome? Hmm
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Pretty nice feature! Though that recommended upstream is what worries me. Upload speeds aren't exactly high in the UK…
And only supports chrome? Hmm

The quoted upstream speed in the main specs bullet point list might be wrong. Further down the page Nvidia has written “* NVIDIA recommends Internet bandwidth of 7 Mbps from the host PC down to the client PC and 2 Mbps from the Client PC up to the Host PC. Your streaming experience may vary depending on the quality of your Internet connection.” Beta webpage for a beta service?