Under the CES 2013 that has started in the U.S. city of Las Vegas, Nvidia has officially announced Project Shield, a new portable video game console that allows execution of Android games (equipped with this operating system and, therefore, may run any game available on Google Play) and, more attention has been called, can enjoy PC games we have on Steam. In the latter case note that not run as is, but we will enjoy it through streaming using our PC and a Nvidia GTX presented a similar idea to what currently allow the Wii U Wii U GamePad. “Project Shield was created by Nvidia engineers who love games and imagined new ways to play,” claimed in the presentation Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia. “We have been inspired by a vision in which the rise of mobile technologies and cloud free us of our boxes, allowing play anywhere or on any screen. We envision a device that would be for games which have been the iPod and the Kindle for music and books, allowing us to play in a totally new and great. We hope that other players love as much as we Shield “.
Entering a little inside Project Shield, this handheld comes equipped with the new Nvidia Tegra 4 (72 Custom GPU Cores, Quad-Core Cortex-A15 CPU) and a 5-inch multi-touch screen with a resolution of 1280×720 and 294 dpi, to which must be added HDMI outputs for cases, micro SD and USB. Otherwise, the command console which equips this is accompanied by two analog sticks, a digital pad, four front buttons, control 5 and four side triggers, although it is noted that the presented design is still a prototype, so that still could make some changes to the final version. Two final details to note: Nvidia has already confirmed that some companies and developers optimize their studios Android titles to get all the juice possible Project Shield, and as Android device will also be able to run all applications, including such popular services as Hulu, Netflix, Spotify and others. What I have not been revealed so far is when to launch the machine (although we imagine that it will do so throughout this 2013) and, perhaps most importantly, at what price.