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NVIDIA: Project Shield Will "Raise The Bar For Android And PC Gaming"

Jonathan Lester
Android Games, NVIDIA, PC games, Project Shield

New Demo Shows Real Boxing In Action

NVIDIA is optimistic that their Project Shield handheld will cater for PC and Android gamers alike, claiming that it will "raise the bar" and give PC owners a new way to experience their favourite games. So long as they're in range of their home network and happen to own a beefy NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, that is.

“We want to sprint to get it into the key markets in Europe and Asia," NVIDIA marketing man Jason Paul told MCV. "Since the announcement we’ve had people knocking on our door. So there’s interest in distributing the product."

“Shield is targeting Android and PC gamers, so we are looking for people who can sell into that market. We thought that Project Shield would raise the bar for Android and PC gaming. When we looked at the complexity of the device, with all the streaming tech, we came to the conclusion that we had a device that only we could build ourselves. It is a natural step for us."

“The response has been overwhelming. We won over 30 best of show awards at CES. The amount of new coverage we received was more than anything we have ever had before.”

The Tegra 4-powered Shield is capable of running Android games via Google Play, and streaming PC games from your rig with almost no latency. However, the fact that there are currently numerous ways to enjoy Android games, and you'll have to keep your GTX 600-equipped rig running in order to stream PC titles, makes us worry that the device may well have incredibly niche appeal. For your consideration, the latest demo shows off Real Boxing (embedded above), and a new PC streaming demo will likely go live later today.

What do you make of Project Shield? Would you consider buying one when NVIDIA finds a UK distributor?

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