VideoCardz states that Nvidia will today announce the new one-month plan, which will run alongside the current six-month plan, just as the entry-level paid option, the Priority subscription, offers monthly payments and a six-month commitment.
The site appears to have gotten a marketing capture showing the new one-month option for RTX 3080 membership. We still don’t know anything about pricing.
Of course, the new one-month plan should be more expensive, at least in terms of the actual monthly payment. However, you’ll be able to check out the high-end service for just a month and leave if you’re not convinced it’s worth it (spending much less than you would currently spend on a six-month RTX 3080 plan overall).
In theory, we could see more players taking a spin on the top tier plan, and this ties in with a very recent blog post from Team Green, which describes how to get the most out of the RTX 3080 experience on GeForce Now.
Analysis: If this is indeed happening, how will prices fare?
Assuming this report is correct, the existing RTX 3080 subscription costs $99 or £90 for six months. Compared to the tier below, Priority membership, which costs $50 or £45 for six months and $10 or £8.99 monthly.
So the 1 month cost for Priority is 20% of the 6 month membership which if applied directly to the current 6 month RTX 3080 tier would give a 1 month price of $20 or £18. GeForce Now’s flagship offering, there’s always the chance that Nvidia could raise the price a bit, but we didn’t imagine that would be the case.
Why might Nvidia open up its RTX 3080 membership even further to more users (which presumably is the intention with the introduction of a friendlier 1-month plan)? Well, it could have developed the capacity needed to handle the extra streaming workload now and, in fact, smooth out the service in general.
And Team Green may also be responding to user feedback, as we’ve certainly seen some requests from players who would like a monthly service to the RTX 3080 tier for the reasons we’ve already mentioned – to give it a go at minimal cost.
From what we’ve heard so far (and we try ourselves here at TechRadar), the RTX 3080 level represents a very solid high-end experience, so perhaps Nvidia is now confident enough to open it up more widely on that basis. Particularly when you can seduce a lot more people since it’s so hard to buy a decent one. video card at the moment (and having to overpay ridiculously even if you’re lucky enough to find one).