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Streaming is good enough for me

Streaming is good enough for me

I’m playing Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty via GeForce Now. Despite all the flaws, this is perfectly fine for casual gamers.

Comment from Stefan Bobeck.

Maybe you were once what is called a hardcore gamer. Someone imported a Sega Dreamcast from Japan in 1998 so he wouldn’t have to wait a year for it to be released in Germany. Someone gets NeGcon from Namco (See Wikipedia) Purchased for better lap times in Ridge Racer and Wipeout. Those times are long gone. Today I am clearly who I am Regular player What’s called: Games are still interesting and relevant – but only occasionally. The Nintendo Switch Lite has kept me entertained over the past few years, especially with older games. My PS4 has been in constant use recently with Horizon Zero Dawn and Yakuza Kiwami 2, and has been collecting dust on a storage shelf ever since.

Cyberpunk 2077 13.6-inch game

I don’t have newer or better devices and I don’t want them either. If you still want to play the current Triple-A title, there is one these days Cloud gaming. Many services are provided for a fee (monthly), Games as a stream To play. And that’s exactly what I’m doing: I’m playing “Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty” on a MacBook Air M2 and via Nvidia GeForce Now.

“Streaming requirements met”: GeForce Now checks if the connection is good enough (Image source: Giga)

And yes, this is more than just questionable from a hardcore perspective: the 13.6-inch display is ridiculous High latency and regular stuttering It is okay. Then I finish it using a PS4 controller instead of keyboard and mouse. Oh, did I mention that I’m streaming over WiFi and not over the network cable on the router? Really, in general, a game like Cyberpunk 2077 – which is essentially a first-person shooter – should be completely inedible! Is it permissible for him to do so?

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Well, it depends on your specific requirements. Of course, my setup is just cannon fodder from a competitive perspective. But what interests me most is Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Story and atmosphere.

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty as stream and with PS4 controller: ideal for casual gamers (Image source: Giga)

Once I launch the game, I forget within minutes that it is technically much better. Why would I care about a PS5 with a 65-inch OLED TV or a €3,000 gaming PC if they’re not there for direct comparison? Sometimes you just have to rely on it Head immersed in the game He hides the rest. That my stream is coming from a remote server Very high graphics settings and ray tracing Being created before sending it to me is definitely helpful.

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So I enjoy spending an hour or two in Dogville every evening, which is very enjoyable despite its many shortcomings. For me, that’s totally fine, because in the end “content is king.” When I’m done with the DLC, I simply log out of GeForce Now. No need to fiddle with expensive hardware, and no guilty conscience because your PS5 is sitting unused in the corner. Maybe I’ll be there again next time, I’ll decide spontaneously.