Live-streaming and video sharing are huge parts of the social, connected gaming world we live in today. Nvidia wants to make playing with friends and sharing your mad skills with the world easier with a new GeForce Experience feature called Share, which is entering "early-access beta" next month.
GeForce Experience Share will have three major functions. First is Instant Replay, which is a "DVR-esque" recording mode that automatically saves a five-to-20-minute window of gameplay in the background. Gamers can also start and stop recordings manually. Nvidia says its ShadowPlay hardware-accelerated encoding tech lets Instant Replay save videos at up to 4K resolution and 60 frames per second with "almost no performance overhead." Once gamers have videos of their most glorious moments, Share will let them edit clips to remove the dull parts and upload the finished result straight to YouTube.
For those who like to let others watch them game live, Share will also have built-in Twitch streaming. From the overlay, gamers can start and stop a Twitch stream, and they can also add webcam and voice streams to their broadcast.
Finally, Share lets gamers bring other GeForce owners right into their game. Gamestream Co-Op will let Share users invite friends to simply watch a stream of their game, but it can do much more. In tough moments, players can let their friends take control of the game over the Internet for a helping hand. In supported multiplayer games, GameStream Co-Op will let multiple players join in on the fun, too. Nvidia cites Trine 3, Gauntlet, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15, and Mortal Kombat Komplete as examples of games that support GameStream Co-Op multiplayer. Built-in voice chat should let you communicate with your partners, too.
Sign-ups for the GeForce Experience Share beta should eventually be available on this page, though the link is broken right now. We'll correct the address if it changes.