Steam Cloud Play Beta is taking its first steps with GeForce Now Integration

Last updated on Nov 16, 2020

Posted on May 31, 2020

Recently Valve published a new document for developers introducing Steam Cloud Play (Beta). This service ultimately lets developers add integration with Cloud Gaming platforms directly to the Steam Client, beginning with NVIDIA GeForce Now.

The way the document is written makes it sound like more platforms will be available with Steam Cloud Play in the future. However, GeForce Now is the only available platform at this moment.

The document also stresses that developers will have to opt into using Steam Cloud Play and that the model will not bring any extra payouts to the developer. This makes sense since GeForce Now is an external party that allows for players to play their Steam Library in the cloud instead of their local PC.

This, however, could help developers sell more games, as the added ability to use cloud gaming platforms may allow for those who do not have a powerful gaming computer, but they have a GeForce Now subscription, can now buy and play the game they otherwise could not have played.

This is also good news for GeForce Now. It will allow for developers to opt-in to the service through Steam, thus allowing for the GeForce Now library to grow with the help of Steam's massive gaming library.

We will see how this goes, and I wonder what other platforms will become available to use with Steam Cloud Play!

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