This is where Nvidia's GeForce Now comes into play. It'll let you play 'PUBG' on your Mac if you don't have a PC that's powerful enough to play 'PUBG,' or an Xbox for when the game is released. Join the GeForce NOW Developer Program NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW service expands the market for PC games by reaching a growing segment of gamers that prefer the convenience of streaming. The GeForce NOW Developer Program provides an easy way for you to take advantage of this new market by instantly streaming your games with GeForce GTX 1080 performance directly into broadband-connected living rooms around the world.
PCMag reviews products, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Last year, Nvidia decided it was time for cloud gaming to make a comeback and introduced GeForce Now. It's a service that allows you to transform into a high-performance gaming rig by running each game in the cloud and streaming it to your machine. Until now, GeForce Now has been limited to where you pay a monthly fee to access 100+ games. There is also a free beta period for the Mac, but as of this week to include Windows PCs. All GeForce Now requires to run on Windows is a system with at least an Intel Core i3 processor running at 3.1GHz, 4GB of RAM, and a GPU that supports DirectX 9 such as the GeForce 600 series, Radeon HD 3000 series, of HD Graphics 2000 series or newer.
On top of that you'll require an Internet connection with download speeds of at least 25Mbps, although Nvidia recommends 50Mbps or higher. The emphasis here is clearly on the speed of your connection rather than the grunt of your hardware.
If you meet the basic requirements then you can enjoy games running at 1080p and up to 120fps. The only other hurdle to overcome is actually gaining access to the beta. You need to and then wait for Nvidia to send sign-up instructions.
Because the games are running in the cloud there's no storage to worry about beyond the GeForce Now app or drivers to install. During the beta game sessions will be limited to four hours, but you can simply start a new session and continue playing after that. Once out of beta, expect the service to cost a monthly fee. When for Shield TV last January we found it to be a great way to play PC games at 1080p60 with no noticeable lag on Shield hardware. But the key to that experience is a fast Internet connection. The situation will be no different now it's available on Windows.