As a video game website it always excites us when a new games console it announced. We expect it from the likes of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, being the big three over the last decade or so, but a new games console from Nvidia? That took us by surprise.
Nvidia, the company known mostly for their graphics cards, have been sniffing around the game space for a couple of years now, firstly revealing their game-centric graphics processing chip Tegra. However, the company has used their pre-CES press conference to reveal to the world Project Shield. Project Shield is essentially a video game controller with a 5 inch screen, capable of 720p, attached to it; the unit will be running Android on a Tegra 4 processing chip.
Project Shield will also boast a HDMI output to enable players to play their games on their big screen and also claims to be able to stream any game to the device from a PC. It certainly sounds impressive but we’ll get to see whether it delivers on all of its promises when it releases in the second quarter of 2013; for an as-yet unannounced price point.
For now, check out the reveal video for Project Shield as well as a video showing the device playing Need for Speed: Most Wanted:
Stay tuned to GodisaGeek.com for more information when we get it.