Nvidia Bringing PS4-Style Feature to PC, Lets You Share Games Over the Internet

Share Play comes to PC.

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Much like the Share Play feature available on PlayStation 4, Nvidia will soon offer a new feature on PC that attempts to simulate a local multiplayer experience over the Internet.

Nvidia has announced the next version of its GeForce Experience program. Currently, this serves as a way of keeping your GPU drivers up-to-date and optimizing the graphical settings you use when playing games. An upcoming version introduces several new features mimicking those found on PS4 and Xbox One.

Most noteworthy among these is GameStream Co-Op. This essentially allows you to invite someone to (virtually) sit next to you on the Internet. Doing so allows that person to do what PS4's Share Play allows: Take over the controls, either to try out a game for themselves or to help you get through a tough spot. Alternatively, that person can play alongside you in "supported multi-controller games." These include Trine 3, Gauntlet, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15, and Mortal Kombat Komplete. Share also allows for that person to watch a "low latency 1:1 stream."

Your computer will need to be equipped with certain Nvidia GPUs in order to be the one doing the sharing. The GTX 650 and up are supported for the streamer, while the person joining in doesn't need to have any specific card. You can see the full requirements below.

GameStream is coming as part of an update for GeForce Experience known as Share, which will launch as an early access beta in September. Other new features in Share include a new in-game overlay, improved tools for broadcasting, and an easy way to record gameplay. You can choose to record up to the 20 most recent minutes of footage, or you can manually start and end clips.

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GameStream Co-Op Requirements:

Host PC

  • GPU: GeForce GTX 650 or higher graphics card (Desktop only, notebook support coming soon)
  • GPU driver: 355.60 or higher
  • CPU: Intel i3-2100 3.1GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB or higher
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
  • Router:
    • Minimum: 802.11 a/g router
    • Recommended: 8.02.11n 5Ghz router or Ethernet
    • Recommended Network Bandwidth: 7 Mbps upstream
  • Games: DirectX 9 or higher games running in fullscreen exclusive mode*

Guest PC

  • GPU: No minimum requirement
  • CPU: Intel i3-2100 3.1GHz or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB or higher
  • Software: Chrome version 44
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
  • Router:
    • Minimum: 802.11 a/g router
    • Recommended: 8.02.11n 5Ghz router or Ethernet
    • Recommended Network Bandwidth: 7 Mbps downstream

*Games must support fullscreen exclusive mode to work with the BETA version of GameStream Co-Op. Some games appear to run fullscreen, but actually run in borderless windowed mode and are not compatible.

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