NVIDIA announced Project Shield, an Android based Gaming Consol during CES 2013. It is a combination of a game controller and a screen attached right to the gamepad. Powered by NVIDIA® Tegra® 4, Project SHIELD is made for those who demand amazing gaming experiences. It features precise, tactile controls and the latest version of Android Jelly Bean, giving you the best way to play your favorite Android games.
Nvidia demonstrated at CES 2013 a few play-able games for its Project SHIELD Gaming Console like Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Assassin’s Creed 3 and the Unreal Engine 3-based Hawken, but Project Shield would easily run all Google Play and Tegra Zone Android games. Nvidia also announced some of the first games that will be available on the device: hack-and-slash game Blood Sword: Sword of Ruin, Real Boxing, console title Burn Zombie Burn, another console game Rochard, and ARMA Tactics, a PC game crossover between a first-person shooter and strategy.
Project SHIELD also gives you the power to wirelessly access your GeForce® GTX-powered computer from the comfort of your couch. Play your favorite PC games, including great titles from Steam, on a full-size game controller with ultra-low latency thanks to Project SHIELD’s game-speed Wi-Fi and the fast performance of GeForce GTX 600 GPUs.
Project SHIELD Gaming Control FEATURES
PROCESSOR: THE WORLD’S FASTEST MOBILE PROCESSOR (NVIDIA® TEGRA® 4)
Custom 72-core NVIDIA GeForce® GPU
Quad-core A15 CPU
CONTROLLER: HOW GAMES WERE MEANT TO BE PLAYED
Ultimate control and precision with a full-size console-grade game controller
DISPLAY: YOUR GAMES HAVE NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD
5-inch 720p retinal multi-touch display for high fidelity visuals
SOUND: TURN UP YOUR GAME
Custom, bass-reflex, tuned port audio system delivers fidelity and custom range never before experienced on a portable device
Wifi CONNECTIVITY: NO LAG MEANS NO EXCUSES
802.11n 2×2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi provides high-bandwidth, ultra-fast wireless for seamless game streaming
ANDROID JELLY BEANS OPERATING SYSTEM: PURE ANDROID, SO NOTHING GETS IN YOUR WAY
Project SHIELD is stocked with the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system from Google, providing access to all your favorite Android applications and games
The Project Shield release date is set for snd Quarter of 2013, but NVIDIA has not announced the price of Project SHIELD Gaming Consol yet. Right now the device is in its beta and come with Wi-Fi support only. There is not any support for 4G LTE for those who’d like to take it with them on the go.