Three months after first teasing it, Yes 5G and NVIDIA have finally brought the latter’s GeForce NOW cloud gaming service to Malaysia. Cloud gaming basically lets you stream the game you’re playing in real time by accessing a virtual computer, allowing you to play almost any game, anywhere on any device.
However, not everyone will be able to sign up for it at the moment. The Yes 5G Gaming beta only applies to Yes customers for now, and those of you without a Yes number will be prompted to sign up for one of Yes’ telco plans instead.
If you are on a Yes plan though, then you can just sign up for a Yes 5G Gaming account. During the beta, you’ll be able to access NVIDIA GeForce NOW for free and play any of the games available in the platform’s library. There’s a 6 hour limit on each gaming session though, which is perhaps a good thing if you’re someone who actually plays video games for six hours straight. The games you choose to play will also have RTX On, if it’s an available option.
As mentioned earlier, the Yes 5G Gaming Beta will be available at no cost for Yes customers, with the beta access lasting from now till the 10th of April. That gives you just about three weeks to try out any of the over 1,500 titles in its library, which includes games such as Cyberpunk 2077, Destiny 2, Fortnite, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and more.
Oh, and perhaps the best part of cloud gaming is that you don’t need a gaming PC or a console either—GeForce NOW will work on almost any device, from a Windows PC or MacOS system to your smartphone and even certain smart TVs. What you do need though is a fast internet connection with low latency; GeForce NOW requires at least 15Mbps for 720p at 60FPS gaming, 25Mbps for 1080p at 60FPS gaming and 35Mbps for up to 4K gaming at 120FPS.
Once you’ve signed up for a Yes 5G Gaming account successfully (you can do so here), you’ll then need to download and use the GeForce NOW app for your platform. You can then log into your account on the GeForce NOW app, link it to your own Steam, Epic Game Store or GOG account and start playing all the games you want—at least, till 10 April.