South Korean mobile operator LG Uplus will launch Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud gaming platform for IPTV services and upcoming 5G smartphones, Yonhap news agency reports. LG Uplus has signed an exclusive deal with Nvidia to provide its internet subscribers with access to games from Nvidia. LG Uplus said it will work with Nvidia to establish the system both on fixed-line connections and 5G smartphones.
The GeForce Now open platform is designed to enable users to connect their accounts from online stores and bring their own games from a server. Nvidia provides access to more than 500 games, including Fortnite and League of Legends, which are popular among local gamers.
LG Uplus plans to focus on cloud gaming as part of its 5G services, hoping to attract more customers when 5G smartphones become available on the local market in the coming months. “By combining LG Uplus’ 5G technology and Nvidia’s GPU cloud computing, we will provide local users with a new way of gaming”, said Lee Sang-min, head of the 5G service at LG Uplus.
Nvidia’s GeForce Now is expected to be available in the first half of this year, an LG representative said.―Telecompaper