One of the premises that Microsoft always follows to the letter is multifunctionality of their consoles. In Xbox there are tons of options to play, starting with the extensive catalog of Game Pass, the free Games with Gold games, or the integration of the EA Play service.
On both Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S it is also possible to download applications such as Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, Spotify, Skype or Discord, so a lot of variety awaits you.
Best of all is that, although not officially, also you can play other publishers’ cloud gaming services. And yes, it is possible to run Nvidia’s GeForce Now on an Xbox console.
You won’t find the GeForce Now app in the Microsoft Store, but it is possible to play the Nvidia game service following a few simple steps on your Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
How to play God of War (and other GeForce games) on an Xbox
You may be thinking that we have gone crazy. God of War on Xbox? It’s not an official release, but you’ll be happy to know that it’s made possible by features in the Microsoft Edge browser.
Nvidia GeForce Now es a cloud gaming service that works really well on PC, offering many of the titles from Steam or the Epic Games Store under its unique subscription price, and benefiting from advantages such as DLSS or Nvidia Reflex.
Though there is no GeForce Now app in the Xbox digital store (the service is only available for PC), it is possible to run it thanks to a simple Microsoft Edge trick.
Microsoft’s browser (which has already done away with the mythical Internet Explorer) is perfectly optimized to run the game in the cloud, so you will only need a good internet connection.
To play the GeForce Now catalog on an Xbox we first need two things. First of all, have an active NVIDIA account, and of course be subscribed to the cloud gaming service.
Second, you have to download Microsoft Edge browser on your Xbox console. Don’t worry, because it is available 100% free and is very accessible with the controller.
Once this is done, we must open Microsoft Edge in our console, and head over to the Nvidia GeForce Now website (save it in favorites to avoid future searches). Click on this link.
When we are on the GeForce Now website, we must enter our account details. This is mandatory, otherwise it will not be possible to verify that we are subscribed to the Nvidia service.
Next comes the key point. We are already in the main tab of GeForce Now, where all the available games that we can access are shown. Press the main button of the Xbox controller (the one located on the right center) to open the Microsoft Edge menu.
Click on Use game controls. This makes the website recognize your Xbox controller as a GeForce Now compatible controller, so it’s no longer a mouse (you can change it whenever you want).
Now all you have to do is go to the game you want to run (for example, God of War, which is the big teaser for Xbox), and press the A button on the controller. Ready.
You will be surprised how well it works GeForce Now en Xbox One y Xbox Series X|S, despite the fact that the service is not available as such on these platforms. You will be able to enjoy titles that are otherwise inaccessible, such as God of War, Genshin Impact, League of Legends, Lost Ark or Kena.
Do you have an Xbox? In that case, you may be interested in reading this report with the 10 great games that have gone under the radar, Everything you need to know about Xbox Series X | S, or the news about Microsoft and its absence at The Game Awards 2022.