CD Projekt Red is keen on giving the cloud gaming market a much needed boost by bringing one of the year's most anticipated games, Cyberpunk 2077, to multiple streaming services.
It was recently confirmed that the game will hit Google Stadia on release, and now they've announced that the open world RPG is hitting Nvidia GeForce Now at launch as well. Though also a streaming service, GeForce Now is a different animal than Stadia and may be preferable for some gamers.
Since Cyberpunk 2077 is all about the flashy, glitzy tech of the near future, it makes sense that the game will be available on the current flagship services trying to cement cloud gaming as a popular and mainstream way of playing. While players who choose Stadia need to buy the game on the service's own storefront, which only makes it available through Google's servers, GeForce Now takes things into a different direction - if you already own a game physically or on some other digital distribution service like Steam or GOG, you can access said game to be streamed via Nvidia's service.
This is a more versatile option all things considered.
If you currently do not have a PC or console capable of running Cyberpunk 2077, but intend to make an upgrade in the near future, you can purchase the game, either retail or from the digital store of your choice, and simply stream it via GeForce Now until you get a platform capable of running it natively. The only additional cost here is the monthly subscription to GeForce Now itself, which clocks in at just $4.99.
While Stadia has its merits, that service is geared more towards those who never intend to get a high end PC or current/next-gen console and need a full replacement, while GeForce Now is a great stopgap measure for those gamers who won't have a beefy platform by launch but want to play as early as possible.
Cyberpunk 2077 launches on the 10th of December, 2020.