“Shield will change the way we enjoy digital entertainment at home,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia. “It’s an incredibly powerful, efficient and advanced living room entertainment device. It’s the best Android TV experience. And it can transform into a serious gaming machine. It’s made to game.”
Shield is a single platform with access to a wealth of games. First, 50+ Android titles optimised for Shield will be available for download, including AAA titles like Crysis 3, Doom 3: BFG EditionT and Borderlands: TPS. These can be played at blistering speed, thanks to Shield’s Tegra X1 processor, with its 256-core Maxwell architecture GPU and 64-bit CPU.
Second, favourite AAA titles, including console games, can be streamed using the GRID on-demand game-streaming service. GRID will include with its subscription price access to 50 titles, such as Batman: Arkham Origins, GRID 2 and Metro: Last Light Redux, with additional titles added each week.
Third, the GRID service can be used to purchase and stream new release AAA titles – including Batman: Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming later this year.
Shield will be available in the US May, starting at $199 with a controller.