GeForce Now Gets Watchdogs:i Legion on launch day expands free subscription offer to RTX 3070


The number of titles available on GeForce Now has continued to increase, despite an earlier controversy regarding the removal of games from the service after Nvidia's transition to a full version. This week, Watch Dogs: Legions is coming to GeForce Now, featuring the dystopian Ghostrunner, and three more games join over 650 other games. GeForce Now was not previously on the list of launch platforms for Watch Dogs: Legions (Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia), but its inclusion is not entirely unexpected since a download code was available as a bonus of launch with the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090.


Other GeForce Now news for this week includes free membership for new GeForce RTX 3070 owners. Founders' one-year membership, which was launched as a benefit for buyers of both RTX 30 series cards, is now extended to the RTX 3070. It seems a little odd that Nvidia would include a free streaming membership with its most impressive game cards since those with weaker cards would have more to gain from this service. We think Nvidia believes those with a powerful gaming desktop also want a triple-A gaming experience when they're not on their desk.

Nvidia also announced last week that qualified Chromebook owners will get three months of free GeForce Now membership when they sign up for a founder member. Chromebook users are a good target market for game streaming services, as most recent models are perfectly capable of handling high-speed game streaming, with internet connection latency being the likely bottleneck. Users could also take advantage of the three-month Stadia Pro trial to decide which service works best in their region.

Watch Dogs Legion: in 4K at 30 FPS and Ray Tracing on Xbox Series X and PS5

Watch Dogs Legion wishes to reassure players and announces the color: the title will be offered in 4K at 30 FPS with Ray Tracing management on Xbox Series X and PS5.

Ubisoft wanted to reassure players by mentioning Watch Dogs Legion on next gen consoles. The publisher thus indicates via Lathieeshe Thillainathan that the game will be offered in 4K at 30 frames per second on PS5 and Xbox Series X. The title will also offer ray tracing enabled.

A fine promise, but in reality it is not worth much on the merits: what about the level of detail proposed in this definition? This is a question that should come up systematically with each game for these new generation consoles since manufacturers and publishers increasingly announce that they wish to cut down on the details to highlight the framerate and 4K.

Playing in 4K is good, as long as the graphics are detailed enough to fully exploit the high definition ... The situation of Watch Dogs Legion is all the more marked as the PC configurations mentioned for the game in 4K are enough high ... 4K on a console could well come at the cost of the quality of the graphics.

The title will be released on October 29 on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Stadia before being ported on November 10 to Xbox Series and November 19 to PS5.