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StarHub will be the first ISP in Southeast Asia to offer NVIDIA's GeForce Now cloud gaming service

By Aaron Yip - on 30 Apr 2021, 9:54am

StarHub will be the first ISP in Southeast Asia to offer NVIDIA's GeForce Now cloud gaming service

StarHub has announced that it will be the first telco in Southeast Asia and the only operator in Singapore to introduce NVIDIA's GeForce Now cloud gaming service. The streaming platform was a long time in the making, first debuting as the "GeForce GRID" way back in 2013 and only completed its beta phase last February.

With GeForce Now, StarHub customers can play some of their favourite games without the need for huge storage space or gaming hardware. You can even play PC games on your Macs or iPads. The list of games available in our region hasn't been released by NVIDIA yet, but looking into the US website does show up a pretty comprehensive list of titles - although it is a definite given that some of those titles will be region-locked. In addition, gamers can link their Steam or Epic Games accounts to GeForce Now, and add the titles that they already own for enjoyment anytime, anywhere, on almost all their devices.

This is an interesting game-changing move by StarHub to harness the power of 5G and the cloud for their customers to enjoy connectivity and entertainment.

"GeForce Now Powered by StarHub" will launch in Singapore in the third quarter of 2021, with monthly and yearly subscription plans to be made available for all consumers, with new and existing StarHub customers primed to enjoy additional attractive deals. Pricing for these plans will also be announced at a later date.

In preparation for the commercial launch, StarHub is currently deploying NVIDIA’s RTX servers in its data centres. These gaming servers are capable of delivering real-time ray tracing even among the latest and most demanding games. Connected to them, users can experience an instant upgrade of their screens to high-performance gaming rigs, enabling them to play at 1080p, 60FPS across nearly all their devices.

If you're keen to get on board, you can register your interest at www.starhub.com/geforcenow.

It's an exciting time to be a gamer.

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