Starfield is the latest game to hit GeForce NOW and it’s available to stream at this very moment if you own the game on Steam. You can also play it through GeForce now via Xbox Game Pass if you have a subscription to Game Pass and are playing that version of the game.
Starfield officially launched on September 6 for PC via Steam, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Series X|S consoles. And so far players have been loving it. There has been one particular launch detail though that players have been a little disappointed by. The game launched without any native support for NVIDIA’s DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) feature. The game does natively support AMD’s version of the tech, but NVIDIA GPU owners were left out.
Thankfully, you can play the game via GeForce NOW and get up to 4K visuals and up to 120 frames per second. You’ll need to be subscribed to the Ultimate membership tier to get those features though. Otherwise, the game will run at 1080p and 60 frames per second if you subscribe to the Priority membership tier. The beauty of this though, is that you can play the game on just about any screen. More importantly, on Android devices like your smartphone, and Mac which doesn’t have a native copy of Starfield.
Play Starfield anywhere with GeForce NOW
Aside from the graphical benefits this provides for lower powered PCs, those without a device like the Steam Deck or ROG Ally can now play the game anywhere. All they need is a phone, a compatible controller, a GeForce NOW subscription, and some internet. And that’s a huge win for fans of the game who value portability.
I tried the game out both via the PC GeForce NOW app with keyboard and mouse and on Android using a Razer Kishi V2 Pro. Both experiences ran pretty well. Allowing me to turn up the graphics while still getting a decent frame rate compared to my desktop. Which runs an 8th Gen Intel CPU and an RTX 3060 GPU.
One thing you will want to be aware of though is that you will need a strong internet connection. If it’s spotty your frames will definitely drop and you’ll get some latency. So if you’re playing this on a desktop, make sure it’s hardwired in with an ethernet cable for the best experience. Otherwise, enjoy this in any room in the house with a mobile device or while you’re out and about.