Nvidia’s conference took place at GDC 2015 earlier today where the company surprised everyone by announcing their latest product. The Nvidia Shield Console is a reality now. Just like the Nvidia Shield, the console is also based on Android, but that’s not even the best part. The Nvidia Shield console is capable of playing videos at 4k, not only that, the console can also capture the videos at the same resolution. Quite impressive. Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang stated:
“First, it’s based on the most popular OS in the world. Second, the richness of the Google Play store, with it huge range of applications. Third, it syncs with all my other devices. Finally, it has an incredible voice search capability.”
Nvidia Shield Console will be able to run both local and streamed games at full HD resolution and 60 frames per second. The streaming will be done through Nvidia Grid, a subscription based service that was also announced by Nvidia. We will discuss it later, but for now, let’s focus on the Shield Console. According to Hsun Huang:
“What we need is a great store. Well, Google Play will have thousands of games. We created a store to curate the best of the best games, the ones designed for Shield.”
Below are some of the games that will be making their way to Nvidia Shield Console.
- Doom 3.
- Crysis 3.
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
- Half-Life 2: Episode 1.
- The Talos Principle.
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
- The Witcher 3.
- Dead Rising 2.
- Metro Last Light Redux.
- Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
- Batman: Arkham Origins.
- Ultra Street Fighter 4.
Speaking of specifications, the Shield Console will come with Nvidia Tegra X1 processor that has a 256 bit Maxwell GPU with 3 gigs of memory. The console will have an HDMI port, 1 micro USB 2.0 port, 2 USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and a micro SD card slot. Gigabit ethernet port is also available. Apart from that, the Nvidia Shield Console will support Android bluetooth 4.1, WiFi, 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound via HDMI and an IR Receiver. The Nvidia Shield Console will retail for $199 along with a Shield controller.