Probably not a guaranteed 60 FPS


Numerous companies have now entered the cloud gaming market. These include, for example, Google Stadia, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PlayStation Now or GeForce Now from Nvidia. A premium subscription for the latter costs you around 10 euros a month. For this you get priority access to the gaming server, a session duration of six hours and a resolution of up to 1080P at 60 frames per second.

It looks like there is a lot of room for interpretation on the part of Nvidia with the term “up to”, as a Reddit user discovered. In Square Enix’s action adventure Guardians of the Galaxy (for testing), the player found that he received a maximum FPS number of 50, even if his settings should allow more.

At first, the user LizzieLovesDaGlizzy naturally considered this to be a bug and therefore wrote to the company’s support. As it turned out, however, the maximum 50 frames per second are intentional and not a product of a bad connection or a bug. As a support employee explains, some games simply offer a maximum of 50 frames per second. With Cyberpunk 2077 it is probably only 45 FPS.

Nvidia does not state which titles in their repertoire do not reach the 60FPS, which causes a little frustration among gamers. Especially since the company already offers another subscription for pre-order, which costs just under 100 euros every six months. Up to 1440p at 120 FPS should be possible here. Which games will actually achieve this, however, and whether the “at” should also be interpreted as “up to”, remains to be speculated.

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