Nvidia is once again joining forces with Ubisoft to bundle the latest games with its high-end GeForce graphics cards.
If you buy a GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070, or a laptop that includes the mobile version of either of those graphics cards, you can choose to snag either For Honor or Ghost Recon Wildlands for free.
Developed by Ubisoft in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios, For Honor offers a campaign and multiplayer. Players embody warriors of the three Great Factions - the bold Knights, the brutal Vikings and the enigmatic Samurai - fighting to the death on intense and believable melee battlefields. The game's Art of Battle combat system puts players in total control of their warriors, allowing them to utilize the skills and combat style of each hero to vanquish all enemies who stand in their way.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is a military shooter set in a massive open world setting. The Santa Blanca drug cartel has transformed the beautiful South American country of Bolivia into a perilous narco-state. With their influence growing, the cartel plagues the citizens of Bolivia but all hope is not lost. The Ghosts, an elite US Special Forces team, are tasked to combat the cartel and save the country from collapse.
The games don't release until February 14 and March 7, respectively. And when they hit the streets, GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 buyers won't have to go to a website to redeem the game. Instead, Nvidia's handling the giveaway directly inside of its GeForce Experience software. Once you enter the provided code into GFE, the game you choose will automatically be added to your Uplay account, Nvidia says.
That may rankle gamers who don't want to use Nvidia's optional software, or aren't happy about how GeForce Experience requires mandatory registration these days.
Nvidia is building out an ecosystem that reaches beyond just graphics cards, and the GFE is the tie that binds it all together.
The GeForce Experience will automatically update your graphics card drivers, and of course,the software's driver installation interface is surrounded by ads and information about Nvidia technologies, partnered game releases like these Ubisoft ones, and the Shield TV console.
GFE is also the key to streaming PC games to your Shield.