NVIDIA is redesigning the GeForce NOW UI so that your games are easier to find.
More specifically it wants gamers to have a front row seat to their game library. The new UI is being hailed as a significant redesign. Anyone who’s used the cloud gaming service prior to this update will no doubt see the difference.
The new GeForce NOW UI puts your game library front and center
GeForce NOW has always focused on games. As it should. It’s a cloud gaming service. This can’t be stressed enough though. With the new UI, the focus in entirely on your games.
Your library will now take center stage. The first thing you see when you launch GeForce NOW after updating the app will be this new large game banner. A series of four or so panels will feature specific games. Not too unlike the one in Steam that sits at the top of the launcher.
Just below that will be your library. Filled with smaller panels for each game that is in your library and that you’re able to play. Compared to the old UI, games are now much easier to find. Not that they were particularly hard to find before, but now they’re on the main page.
In the old UI, your game library was on an entirely different tab. Which you weren’t even loaded into. Instead, what users were greeted with was a page filled with featured games that are categorized as popular or newly released.
Featured games will still be on the main page
Those featured games? Yeah, they’ll still be there on the main page. NVIDIA isn’t doing away that section at all. It’s simply making it less prominent.
NVIDIA is also making it easier to add games to your library as well. When you click on a game you want to add, there will be a little green button that says +LIBRARY on it that you click.
A big reason for this change is simplicity and customization. NVIDIA is getting ready to roll out the GeForce NOW mobile app for Android in the near future. When it does, it wants users’ game libraries to be easily manageable and customizable across devices. This will help.
In addition, all games in GeForce NOW will give extra details to the player. Information like whether a game is from and indie developer or if it supports controllers will be visible. This could come in handy if you plan to play a game through the phone app and want to have a controller. Now you’ll be able to see those details from the start.
As the new UI is rolling out today, users should already have access to it. If it isn’t showing up when players launch the app, a simple relaunch may help push the update through. That is, if it isn’t automatically going live. Another option is to manually download the update.