Just over the weekend at the CES in Las Vegas, NVIDIA announced Project SHIELD, their first portable gaming system. Designed with the intention to appeal to modern gamers who just want to play whenever and however they want, NVIDIA has said their new device is “open platform.” That means that right now, it has the capability to play both PC and Android games.
Jen Hsun-Huang, the co-founder of NVIDIA as well as the chief executive officer said during the press conference, “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.”
Equipped with the Tegra 4, Project SHIELD actually looks like it will deliver on its promise of amazing speed along with long-lasting battery power, HD video, and Wi-Fi technology to become a serious competitor in the gaming hardware market. While I can’t say I saw this coming, it has definitely piqued my interest and left me more than eager to learn more as new details surface before its release. Whenever that may be.