KEY POINTS

  • Nvidia has released the beta version of GeForce Now for iOS
  • It will soon add "Fortnite" to the list of games available for streaming
  • This will allow iPhone owners to play the game again after Apple removed "Fortnite" from the App Store

“Fortnite” players on iOS will be glad to know that Nvidia is working on a way to bring the game back to iPhones and iPads after Apple removed Epic Games' battle royale from the App Store.

Nvidia recently announced that it is launching its game streaming service, GeForce Now, for iOS. The service is now in beta and will allow players to stream video games directly to their iOS devices via Safari.

The service is set to include a huge selection of games such as “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla,” “Destiny 2 Beyond Light” and “Shadow of the Tomb Raider.” It will, for now, require users to play these games using a gamepad or controller, such as the Razer Kishi.

Fortnite” Is back?

Nvidia also highlighted that “Fortnite” will soon be available to play via GeForce Now. The game, however, will be delayed for an undetermined period of time because it is still working on a touch-friendly version of the game. Per Nvidia,

“Alongside the amazing team at Epic Games, we’re working to enable a touch-friendly version of Fortnite, which will delay availability of the game. While the GeForce NOW library is best experienced on mobile with a gamepad, touch is how over 100 million Fortnite gamers have built, battled and danced their way to Victory Royale.”

This indicates that this won’t necessarily be the same mobile app version that players on iOS previously enjoyed. It’s basically the computer version with touchscreen controls added to it so that it plays like the mobile version of the game.

Although that sounds just like another workaround, it’s a fact that it’s better than not having a way to play “Fortnite” on iOS devices at all. And since Nvidia is working with Epic Games to make the “Fortnite” streaming experience feel like the mobile game, the GeForce Now-streamed version really is better than none.

“We’re looking forward to delivering a cloud-streaming Fortnite mobile experience powered by GeForce NOW. Members can look for the game on iOS Safari soon,” Nvidia said.

Removed

Apple removed “Fortnite” from the App Store after Epic added its own in-app payment system that bypassed the Cupertino tech giant's standard 30% fee. Both companies have since been locked in a legal battle that has been dragging on for months.

Fortnite could reportedly soon return to Apple's mobile products despite ongoing litigation between the game's developer and Apple Fortnite could reportedly soon return to Apple's mobile products despite ongoing litigation between the game's developer and Apple Photo: AFP / Chris DELMAS