Nvidia Unveils Project “Shield” a Mobile Gaming Powerhouse & Leaks Dead Trigger 2 and more [Android]
NVIDIA always makes a splash at CES and this year they may have outdone themselves. Project Shield a mobile gaming system developed by gamers for gamers was unveiled last night at NVIDIA’s CES Kickoff. NVIDIA was able to demo Project Shield for the audience as the Shield was connected to a 4K television via an hdmi output on the controller. This device is not just a mobile powerhouse but a console that can be wired or wirelessly streamed to the biggest screen your television. If you have the right graphics card you can even stream PC games straight to your Shield connected to a tv.
NVIDIA unveiled their Tegra 4 processor which is believed to be second to none in all aspects of processors. The processor is said to be much better than the Nexus 10 and even the 4th generation iPad in performance. Here are the technical specs of this device for you to salivate over:
- Tegra 4 processor, the world’s fastest mobile processor, providing unmatched Android gaming performance and graphics quality.
- Pure Android 4.2 Jellybean. It allows play on Android games and PC games streamed from a GeForce GTX PC.
- 5-inch “retina display” with 1280 x 720 resolution (294 dpi)
- Console-grade controls: it’s the first integrated gaming handheld with full console-grade controls. 2 joysticks, a D-pad, ABXY buttons, left/right bumpers, left/right analog triggers, Start/Back/Home/Volume buttons, and a multi-function NVIDIA/Power button.
- Integrated speakers: Custom, bass-reflex, tuned port audio system delivers fidelity and custom range never before experienced on a portable device
- Customizeable back plate: design your own “shield” that snaps on to the back of the display
- WiFi connectivity: 802.11n 2×2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi provides high-bandwidth, ultra-fast wireless for seamless game streaming
As you can see NVIDIA did not mess around with the unveiling of Project Shield it will be as a Nexus device with no manufacturer or carrier customizations. You should expect updates promptly also because of the stock Android experience which is a definite plus. Nvidia also wasted no time in unveiling some powerhouse games that will be available for Android and for Shield. Check out a simulation below of the controller and Shield:
Dead Trigger 2
Here is a demo of the game shown off at the NVIDIA CES Kickoff:
Other games such as Riptide 2 and Real Boxing for Android were teased and shown a little of in game action. Tegra 4 will in no doubt bring a great gaming experience with Shield and Android 4.2 to multiple screens near you in 2013. Stay tuned for more juicy details!