Nvidia, the graphics-cards and mobile-processor manufacturer announced today at CES 2013 Project Shield. Project Shield is a powerful Android based game controller that features the powerful brand new Tegra 4 processor.
Project Shield isn’t just a game controller. It’s a full portable game console. It packs a 5-inch high-resolution display that folds down onto the controller to cover up the buttons. It can connect to the Google Play Store and download apps and movies through the built-in Wi-Fi connection, and can output the display onto a television wirelessly or via HDMI.
Along with ability to access Android’s growing app catalog, that includes many Tegra optimized games, Project Shield can access play PC games from a computer on the same network as it. It can also output the PC game to a TV and play via the controller.
The controller is runs off batteries for extended gameplay, a bass-reflex speaker for fuller sound and full-size ports for HDMI and USB.
There is no price or release information yet but will we let you know as soon as the information is released.