"We introduced our Game Ready drivers program two years ago. Rather than release drivers according to arbitrary timetables, our timelines for drivers are in lockstep with major game releases. When a new game hits, we release a Game Ready driver for that title right before it launches," NVIDIA says.
Fallout 4 is one of several games NVIDIA will have Game Ready drivers for on day of release
Having been spoiled with Game Ready drivers for the past couple of year, it's easy to take them for granted. However, there's a lot of work that goes into them. NVIDIA says it takes "careful coordination with developers and precise planning of internal resources" to make the magic happen, and it sometimes requires ironing out bugs at the very last minute.
It's even more impressive when you look at the number of games NVIDIA commits to. Just this holiday season alone, NVIDIA promises to have Game Ready drivers for the following titles (and possibly ones not listed):
- Assassin's Creed Syndicate
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III
- Civilization Online
- Fallout 4
- Just Cause 3
- Monster Hunter Online
- RollerCoaster Tycoon World
- StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
- Star Wars: Battlefront
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- War Thunder
NVIDIA's also planning on awarding out $100,000 in prizes this holiday season. These will go to registered GeForce Experience users and will include games, graphics cards, and SHIELD Android TV set-top boxes.