Project Shield: Nvidia Introduces a Tegra-Powered, Android-Operated Gaming Platform at CES

Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013 at 06:30 AM PST by
Nvidia Shield

Features include a dual analogue stick controller, clamshell form factor, 5" 720p multitouch display, 4K video thru HDMI out, and WiFi PC game streaming.

Stopping short of a price point, Nvidia's Tegra 4 powered Project Shield mobile game platform is nothing short of ambitious. According to details from The Verge, the device utilizes a pure version of the Android OS, which instantly makes available both Google Play and Nvidia's Tegra Zone for software.

Furthermore, PCs equipped with Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 series and higher cards will be able to stream games over WiFi to the device, opening up the entire Steam library for Project Shield.

A micro SD slot resides next to the HDMI port on the front of the device, but Nvidia has already revealed a future capability aim for the device, wireless streaming to TVs.

Nvidia has said to expect Project Shield to be released in North America this year.

Source: The Verge

See what people are saying about this story in our forums area, or check out other recent discussions.