Tonight, at NVIDIA’s CES keynote, they announced big news for gamers, integrating Facebook Live streaming into their GeForce gaming tools. E-Sports and game streaming have been growing immensely in the past few years, thanks to improvements in streaming and playing.
The announcement was paired with premiere teaser footage of Mass Effect: Andromeda, a game being released on March 21 of this year.
Whether users are playing VR games or normal PC gaming, within two clicks they’ll be able to start streaming to their Facebook friends or fans. It’s great for Facebook, who has been promoting their Live service recently.
This will also be great for users with low-end PCs or laptops with NVIDIA’s new GeForce Now PC service
. It’ll allow users to play all kinds of games with minimal lag through supercomputers on the cloud. It opens up a billion new devices to gaming and potentially streaming. This service for PCs will cost $25/month and give users up to 20 hours of gameplay (although other plans will likely be available too).
To watch Facebook Live video, one can cast from their phone, although there is no TV app available. It’s not yet clear if this will also be added to the NVIDIA Shield TV or if it will remain Twitch only.