Nvidia Reveals Project Shield Android Gaming Console at CES 2013January 7, 2013
Nvidia’s Project Shield handheld wowed audiences at CES 2013.
At CES 2013, Nvidia revealed an incredible-looking Android-based gaming handheld- and they’re dubbing it Project Shield. This system will be utilizing Nvidia’s new Tegra 4 processor, and was built with hardcore gamers in mind- Project Shield plays both Android and PC titles flawlessly. PC gamers that have a GeForce GTX-powered GPU can stream their Steam library from anywhere in their home, and it can access every title available on Google Play.
“Project SHIELD was created by NVIDIA engineers who love to game and imagined a new way to play,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and chief executive officer at NVIDIA. “We were inspired by a vision that the rise of mobile and cloud technologies will free us from our boxes, letting us game anywhere, on any screen. We imagined a device that would do for games what the iPod and Kindle have done for music and books, letting us play in a cool new way. We hope other gamers love SHIELD as much as we do.”
Project Shield packs its own integrated sound system, a 5-inch 720p display, micro-USB for accessories and docks, and even microSD expandable storage. With the powerful Tegra 4 processor, Nvidia showed off Project Shield outputting video to a 4K display with no lag or visual degradation.
Nvidia plans to ship Project Shield in Q2 of 2013.