Reach for the Stars: Eight Out-of-This-World Games Join the Cloud

The stars align this GFN Thursday as more top titles from Ubisoft and Square Enix join the cloud.

Star Wars Outlaws will be coming to the GeForce NOW library at launch later this year, while STAR OCEAN THE SECOND STORY R and PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo are part of eight new titles joining this week.

Additionally, four other games are getting NVIDIA RTX enhancements, all arriving at next week’s Game Developers Conference.

NARAKA: BLADEPOINT and Portal with RTX are adding full ray tracing and NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 Ray Reconstruction capabilities. This month’s Diablo IV update will add ray tracing. And Sengoku Dynasty — available to stream today — was recently updated with DLSS 3 Frame Generation.

Coming Soon

A galaxy far, far away is coming to the cloud.

GeForce NOW members will be able to stream Star Wars Outlaws, the first open-world Star Wars game from Ubisoft, when it comes to the cloud at launch later this year.

Set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, explore distinct planets across the galaxy, both iconic and new. Risk it all as Kay Vess, a scoundrel seeking freedom and a fresh new start. Members will fight, steal and outwit their way through the galaxy’s crime syndicates to become the galaxy’s most wanted.

The game will launch with DLSS 3 and ray-traced effects, as well as NVIDIA RTX Direct Illumination (RTXDI) and ray-traced global illumination lighting, taking visuals to the next level. Turn RTX ON, available to Ultimate and Priority members as well as Day Pass users. And both Ultimate members and Day Pass users get the added benefit of NVIDIA DLSS 3 and NVIDIA Reflex for a streaming experience nearly indistinguishable from playing locally.

Adventure Awaits

Play two of Square Enix’s latest games, thanks to the cloud.

With GeForce NOW, there’s always something new to play. This week, Japan-based publisher Square Enix brings two of its latest role-playing adventures to the cloud.

Witness an awakened destiny in STAR OCEAN THE SECOND STORY R, the highly acclaimed remake of the STAR OCEAN series’ second installment. Brought to life with a unique 2.5D aesthetic, which fuses 2D pixel characters and 3D environments, the remake includes all the iconic aspects of the original release while adding fresh elements. Experience new battle mechanics, full Japanese and English voice-overs, original and rearranged music, fast-travel and more. Discover the modernized, classic Japanese role-playing game perfect for newcomers and long-time fans alike.

Members can also try STAR OCEAN THE SECOND STORY R – DEMO this week before purchasing the full game.

Plus, solve an century-old mystery in PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo, a horror-adventure visual novel surrounding a Japanese tale, in which a mysterious “Rite of Resurrection” leads to conflict between those who have the power to curse others. Players conduct investigations throughout immersive, ambient, 360-degree environments to unravel the mysteries of Honjo, including by conversing with many interesting — and suspicious — characters.

Ultimate members can stream these games at up to 4K resolution for amazing visual quality across nearly any device and access NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 servers for extended session lengths. Upgrade today.

Shine Bright Like a New Game

Play crazy poker hands, discover game-changing jokers and trigger outrageous combos in Balatro, streaming this week.

Members can look for the following new games this week:

Hellbreach: Vegas (New release on Steam, March 11)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (New release on Epic Games Store, Free March 14)
Outcast – A New Beginning (New release on Steam, March 15)
Balatro (Steam)
PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo (Steam)
Space Engineers (Xbox, available on PC Game Pass)
STAR OCEAN THE SECOND STORY R (Steam)
STAR OCEAN THE SECOND STORY R – DEMO (Steam)
Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun (Xbox, available on PC Game Pass)

What are you planning to play this weekend? Let us know on X or in the comments below.

How would your life look without video games?

— NVIDIA GeForce NOW (@NVIDIAGFN) March 13, 2024

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